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Increase the minimum wage to a living wage

In order to grow our middle class, we must raise the minimum wage to help hardworking Americans achieve a basic standard of living. 2/3 of minimum wage workers in the US are women. Consider a single working mother of two who makes the current federal minimum wage who brings home just $14,500 annually--nearly $4,000 below the poverty line.

Rather than forcing our own neighbors to choose between putting food on the table, getting to work and paying the rent, all Americans deserve a living wage that is consistent with our values. Raising the minimum wage would increase incomes for more than 30 million US workers, and is an important step to ensure workers see the benefits of a growing economy. Doing so would:

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website AlisonForKentucky.com "Issues" , Feb 3, 2014

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