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In the news: OFA supporters demand action to raise the minimum wage

OFA volunteers are making headlines. Last week, volunteers across the country turned out in their communities in support of increasing the minimum wage—and local news outlets took notice. OFA's action made a splash in Texas, California, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, to name a few. Take a look at the great coverage.

Jay, an OFA volunteer, told WDEF News 12 why raising the minimum wage is important for hardworking Americans.
Longview gathering promotes raising minimum wageLongview News-Journal—Longview, Texas
"[Raising the minimum wage] will put more money back into the pockets of workers and boost the economy," said Vik Verma, regional lead for OFA.

Marin Obama support group demonstrates for minimum wage hikeMarin Independent Journal—Marin, California
"I think the president made it very clear in his State of the Union address why the minimum wage is an important issue," Cole said. "It will put money into the pockets of working people and give the economy a needed shot in the arm."

Organizing for Action advocates for minimum wage raiseCharlotte News & Observer—Charlotte, North Carolina
“I believe that if you work hard in America, you should have a decent wage,” said Jarius Page, a junior at Saint Augustine’s University.

Protestors ask Sen. Toomey to support minimum wage increasePittsburgh City Paper—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
“I help people apply for public assistance every day,” said Maria Muzzie from Just Harvest. “Working people should not have to depend on the government to survive.”

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