Idahoans for a Fair Wage Goes Over 10,000 Signatures for Minimum Wage Petition
Boise, Idaho, September 4, 2019 – Rod Couch, leader of Idahoans for a Fair Wage, has called a press conference today at 2:30 p.m. on the steps of the Idaho State Capitol to announce that the group has exceeded 10,000 signatures in its effort to put a minimum wage increase in Idaho on the 2020 ballot. The announcement comes just one month after the group topped the 5,000-signatures mark.
“This train is picking up steam,” Couch noted. “Topping 10,000 signatures this early in the campaign is a great achievement, especially being so soon after we reached 5,000. It is a testament to the amazing passion and hard work by all of our volunteers, led so ably by county leaders Lisa Schaff in North Idaho, Tamara Code in Eastern Idaho, Shelly Dumas in Idaho County, Christina Aburto in Washington County, and Chelle Gluch and Misty Dawn in Canyon County, and District Leaders Dianna David, Rita Sherman, Marji Bass, Chrystal Allen, Lynn Schmidt, Carol Sevier, Lauren Ghazikhanian and Diane Jensen in Ada County. And, we are eternally grateful to our all-Idaho team of donors who have contributed at fairwageid.org and made all of this possible!”
The group filed its initiative in February and began collecting signatures in June. The measure needs 55,057 signatures statewide and must be signed by 6% of registered voters in at least 18 of the state’s 35 districts to appear on the ballot.
To celebrate this achievement as well as to continue momentum, Lisa Schaff of Hayden, Idaho invites supporters to Join us CELEBRATING 10,000 signatures including 1,000 already verified in Kootenai County.
Saturday, September 21st, 2019
Public Welcome for DAY OF COMMUNITY SERVICE
Idahoans for a Fair Wage… Because It’s the Right Thing to Do
LOCATION: McEuen Park 420 E Front Ave, Coeur D Alene, ID
At the new statue platform featuring The Idaho Lumberjack, The Miner, The American Worker
9:30 am Coffee, Scones and Bananas will be served
1 0:00 am Group Photo and Celebration Rally
10:15 am Neighborhood Canvas or Stationery Petition Signature Gathering
Return to rally site between noon and 1 pm to get petitions notarized.
We are inviting new volunteers to join the panhandle team and are seeking donations, petition signers, petition gatherers, and even area leaders.