$9.10 per hour is not enough to survive in the State of Oregon, especially if you have a family. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s Out of Reach 2013 report, a single mother in Oregon has to work 72 hours per week at minimum, or make at least $16.38 per hour at 40 hours per week in order to provide adequate and affordable housing for her and her children. Our state prides itself on being progressive and innovative, and so it is time we come together as a state to ensure that everyone who lives and works in Oregon makes a wage on which they can survive. No one who works should have to live near or below the poverty line. No one who works should have to rely on government assistance programs to survive and feed their children. Oregon needs $15 Now!