Georgia Raise is a organizing program of New Georgia Project.

Georgia Raise

GARaise focuses on bringing systemic financial relief and equity to Georgians disproportionately affected by unfair economic policies and practices. Our efforts center around higher wages, increased unionization in the workplace, and worker’s rights.

With questions and for more info, contact Klaire Gumbs, Lead Organizer, at [email protected] and Christian Miranda, Associate Organizer, at [email protected]

H.O.P.E Campaign

H.O.P.E stands for Higher Opportunities for Paid Employees. We organize for higher wages and better economic opportunities for workers in Georgia. The current state minimum wage is an outrageous $5.15/hour. H.O.P.E is organizing workers to demand a more livable wage of $25/hr.

  • Studies show that a single person needs almost a minimum of $50,000 a year to get by in Georgia. That is more than 5 times the current minimum wage of $5.15/hr (which has not changed since 2001).

A livable wage increases the quality of life for Georgians, so we can go from simply surviving to living healthier, happier, and longer lives. Increasing the minimum wage would give Georgians more financial freedom to afford rent, groceries, childcare, and other daily costs, while also helping to build intergenerational wealth for Black and Brown families.


  • We demand the minimum wage of Georgia be increased to $25/hr from $5.15.

Take Action

Support the H.O.P.E Campaign by signing our petition.