Five years after the official end of the recession, working families still struggle to keep themselves out of poverty. The current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour translates to an annual salary of $15,080—below the poverty line for a single parent with one child. It is nearly impossible for many families to make ends meet on the current minimum wage. Judaism teaches us that poverty is destructive to human dignity. Urge your Members of Congress to intrdocue legislation to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, index it for inflation, and strengthen the economy for us all.