50% OF CHILDREN IN IDAHO'S SCHOOLS QUALIFY FOR FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH. HUNGRY KIDS CANNOT LEARN UP TO THEIR FULL POTENTIAL
NO FULL TIME WORKER SHOULD EVER HAVE TO LIVE WITHOUT SECURE HOUSING, FOOD AND HEALTH CARE FOR THEIR FAMILY
PEOPLE STRESSED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS THE RICHEST AND MOST PRODUCTIVE ECONOMY IN HISTORY LIVE SHORTER SICKER LIVES.
THE CAUSE OF OUR STATES REMARKABLY HIGH RATES OF FOOD BANK USE IS POOR WAGES AND INABILITY TO SAVE MONEY TO RETIRE ON.
At RaiseIdaho we hope to gather the political force to get the minimum wage up in Idaho, either through our initiative process or legislative process. In 2013-14 we tried to get the 54 thousand signatures to get it on the ballot, but failed. We had too little time to organize such an effort. We strongly feel that this should go forward again in 2015-16, with the goal of being on the ballot in Nov 2016.