Last week, we asked what raising the minimum wage meant to you.
The stories you shared are a strong argument for exactly how important it is we get this done. Raising the minimum wage helps Americans young and old. It helps provide relief for those who are just scraping by, and it helps those saving for a rainy day. And it's also the right thing to do -- but don't take our word for it.
"Raising the minimum wage will allow me and my family to live comfortably, not worry about living from paycheck to paycheck." -- Vennatte E, Huntsville, TX
"It would give me a chance to save something for the future of my kids and grandchildren." --Malissa M, Bloxom, VA
"This would help out single parents like me to help finish raising their kids alone on one income." --Idrissa S, Oglethorpe, GA
"It will help me save money to go to the college of my dreams and help me lift the burden off my mother." --Shelby S, Long Beach, CA