John Edwards is calling on the Senate to pass the minimum wage legislation when it comes before them in a few days.
Edwards has long been a campaigner for an increase to the minimum wage - so far through his campaigns he has helped to raise the minimum wage in 6 states.
The last increase to the minimum wage was over 10 years ago, and since that time the cost of living has gone up 25%.
Edwards said that "It's a long overdue change that will immediately help over 13 million people, many living at or below the edge of poverty."
John Edwards has set up a petition to tell Senators how important this increase is for working Americans. You can sign the petition here.