20K+ Signatures Collected To Raise Min. Wage
by Laura Monteverdi, Reporter
November 04, 2013 8:12 AM
The state of South Dakota is one step closer to raising the minimum wage.
The South Dakota Democratic Party announced Monday that they collected 25,861 signatures, almost 10,000 signatures more than the 16,000 needed to put the proposed measure on the 2014 ballot.
Executive Director with the South Dakota Democratic Party, Zach Crago, said the 2 month process of collecting signatures was one of the easiest petitions he's been a part of.
"When we tell folks we want to propose an initiated measure to raise the minimum wage, they say where do I sign and that's been our experience across the state," said Crago.
The next step is to bring the signed petitions to Pierre to be filed by the Secretary of State. The group will then go door-to-door once again to inform people about the proposed initiated measure.
The goal is to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 per hour.