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Demonstrators Call On Congress To “Stop Minimizing Women” As It Considers Minimum Wage Discharge Petition

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Scores of women and their children shared stories of dwindling hope and poverty as the Congress prepares a discharge petition to force a vote on the Fair Minimum Wage Act. More than 100 women and children, low-wage workers and their supporters rallied at the West Front of the Capitol demanding that elected officials raise the nation’s minimum wage from a meager $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. Families also called on District residents to support a voter initiative that calls for a minimum wage of $12.50 in the District of Columbia as the cost of living skyrockets above national averages here.

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