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Inspiring businesses - supporting workers - fighting wage theft

In the Shenandoah Valley

Lack of a living wage is a national problem. The National Minimum Wage has remained at $7.25/hour for the last decade, and Virginia has followed suit. While wages have not increased, the cost of living has. Currently, an individual making minimum wage would need to work 1.5 full-time jobs and have a roommate in order to afford a two-bedroom apartment at fair market value. In fact, Lack of Affordable Housing and Lack of a Living Wage are the top two causes of homelessness. These are systemic issues, but they are also solvable. We are organizing under the

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy (VICPP)

to promote a living wage throughout Harrisonburg-Rockingham to foster the health, vitality, and livability of our community.

Will you join us?