State Capitol Flooded With Supporters Of A Higher Minimum Wage

DENVER (CBS4) – Supporters of a higher minimum wage flooded the Colorado state Capitol on Monday.

The workers are fighting for $15 an hour wages. They protested with faith and community leaders at the Capitol.

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The demonstrators say a higher minimum wage is needed nationwide because it’s currently too hard to raise a family with low wages.

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“People cannot live on $8, $9 and hour — it is not possible. It is not possible to live on low wages; we need the increase,” a woman told the crowd.

Colorado voters will decide whether to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020 in November. It’s currently $8.31.

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