This week, a coalition of groups -- including ACORN, AFL-CIO, NAACP, NC Council of Churches, NC Justice Center, and Institute for Southern Studies -- are launching a new coalition: North Carolinians for Fair Wages. The coalition's immediate goal is to pass an 85 cent increase in the state minimum wage in 2006, which has a very good chance of passing.

If you're in North Carolina, help kick off the campaign by coming to one of these events:

NEWS CONFERENCE

North Carolinians for Fair Wages
Show your support for a minimum wage increase by attending the news conference announcing the formation of North Carolinians for Fair Wages.
Wednesday, April 5th at 11 a.m.
At the NC Justice Center
224 S. Dawson St.
Raleigh

RALLY TO RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE

Hard Work Deserves Fair Pay
Raleigh ACORN and North Carolinians for Fair Wages will hold a rally to encourage the state Senate to raise the minimum wage in the upcoming short session.
Join Us - Saturday, April 8th at 11 a.m. at the

State Capitol Building, 1 East Edenton St. in Raleigh