My op-ed in Saturday's Hartford Courant depicts a single encounter with one of the 109,000 workers in Connecticut who would benefit from a higher minimum wage.
There are still two days left for the Senate to call and vote on the minimum wage bill this year.
My hope was to get people thinking that most stores they drive by employ people who would benefit HB 5291. That'd be $10 more each week to spend on food, doctor visit co-pays, health insurance...money stimulating the local economy right away.
Not that most people need convincing: 70% of voters in a new Quinnipiac University Poll support an even larger hike than the one proposed. The Q Poll also reports that people fear the measure will result in fewer jobs, but economists have shown that's not the case.
Call your Senator today!