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Chatting about the minimum wage and women

Women are increasingly the breadwinners for their families, which makes understanding which factors play a role in women’s economic security even more important. Last week, OFA's campaign manager for women's issues Kaili Lambe and Julie Vogtman from the National Women's Law Center got on Facebook to chat live with supporters.

The current federal minimum wage isn't tied to inflation, so it doesn't rise when inflation and the cost of living rises. In fact, when you adjust for inflation, the current minimum wage is the lowest in decades. Since two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women, there's a clear link between the minimum wage and women's economic success. Currently, a single mother of two who works full-time for the minimum wage lives $4,000 below the poverty line.

On Facebook, Kaili and Julie answered questions about the history of the minimum wage, its current status, and its impact on American women.

Kaili and Julie also discussed how to get involved in the fight to raise the federal minimum wage.

Read the whole conversation on Facebook.

If you agree that those who work full-time jobs should not have to struggle to make ends meet, get involved today. Add your name and say it's time to raise the wage

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