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Michigan woman brings minimum wage issue to DNC

Henrietta Ivey works two minimum wage jobs and has a hard times making ends meet.
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Michigan Radio
Henrietta Ivey works two minimum wage jobs and has a hard times making ends meet.

A Detroit home care worker stood in the spotlight at tonight at the Democratic National Convention.

Henrietta Ivey works two minimum wage jobs. She brought her campaign to raise the minimum wage to the main stage at the DNC.

“For me and all home care workers all across America, and my family, this is personal,” says Ivey, “In Michigan, we are ‘fighting for 15.’  A $15 minimum wage and a union … because no working American family should have to be forced to live in poverty.”

Democrats put raising the minimum wage to $15-an-hour in their party platform.

Republicans say the minimum wage is an issue for state and local governments to decide.

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump recently expressed interest in raising the federal minimum wage to $10 an hour. 

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