Raise Up Massachusetts with Us!

We are about to make the $15 minimum wage and Paid Family Medical Leave a reality in Massachusetts!

Here in Massachusetts, we have a process in place that allows the people to put their own issues on the ballot, so that voters can decide for themselves what laws we need to make our Commonwealth a place where everyone has a fair shot. We did it 2013 when we raised the minimum wage and won earned sick time for all working people in Massachusetts, and this year we're going to do it again. 

This time, we're fighting to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr and get Paid Family and Medical Leave for the whole state! Read up more on the bills here.

To make it happen, we must collect 120,000 signatures for each bill between now and November 7.

That's where you come in! We need your help to make sure we reach our goal!

Can you join us to gather some signatures in your area? It's easy, fun, and doesn't take much time to make a real difference. We provide all the materials and training you'll need.

Here's how to plug in:

  • We will be gathering signatures at events all over the state! Visit our calendar here to find the event nearest you.
  • Can't make it to an event? We will be adding more canvassing shifts (stay tuned to massjwj.net for updates!) -- but you can also pick up petitions, get a training, and do your signature-gathering on your own time. Even if it's just asking your co-workers or your family and friends, every signature helps!
  • Are you a member of a community group, faith congregation, or any organization that would like to get involved? We can come to you with materials and a presentation for your members to get you started!

Contact Gillian at gillian@massjwj.net or 617-470-7409 for more information!

Let's do this!