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Give America a Raise Bus Tour Stops in Indiana

Trying to get momentum going in Indiana on President Obama's call to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, Americans United for Change took their "Give America a Raise" bus tour to Indianapolis Monday.  The non-profit's website says, while the price of food, gas, utilities and basic necessities continue to rise each year, the national minimum wage has been locked in at $7.25 an hour since 2009. 

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(Scenes from the Indy Tour Stop at Monument Square on Monday, April 28, 2014)

Citing research from M-I-T, the living wage in the state's capitol city is a little over $18,000 and if full-time Hoosier workers made $10.10 an hour, they would earn a little over $21,000 a year.   The 20-state bus tour is to encourage local small business owners, anti-poverty advocates and low-wage earners to call on that state's member of congress to raise the minimum wage to 10-dollars-ten-cents an hour, according to the website.  

For more information about the organization and the bus toour visit:  http://www.raiseto1010.com/

(photo/provided by Americans United for Change)


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