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'Raise the Wage Wednesday' launches, encourages shoppers to support local businesses

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -  Small businesses, community leaders, labor and faith organizations will launch ‘Raise the Wage Wednesday' to encourage Iowans to do their holiday shopping at locally owned businesses that support raising the minimum wage.

Events kicking off the holiday shopping season and ‘Raise the Wage Wednesday' will take place in Ames, and Des Moines today, while an event at The Plaid Peacock in Waterloo was held last night. 

Research indicates that several hundred million dollars would be injected into the Iowa economy if the minimum wage is raised, and the government would save money because there would be a reduction in the number of Iowans who qualify for food stamps. Scientific surveys conducted by the Des Moines Register and Quinnipiac University show Iowans support raising the minimum wage by more than 65 percent.


For a full list of organizations in the 'Raise the Wage Iowa' and more details can be found at: http://bitly.com/raisethewagewednesday

 
 
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