Letter: Shaheen fights for workers
Since repeal of the state minimum wage in 2011, New Hampshire workers have only the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
That translates to $15,080 per year for a 40-hour work week.
The growth and prosperity of too many New Hampshire families is being impeded by our low minimum wage. It is simply unacceptable that thousands of Granite Staters are working full time to support themselves and their families and are still unable to make ends meet.
During her tenure, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has repeatedly fought to remedy this injustice.
She understands that our small businesses would benefit from a raise in wages, because that means increased buying power for families in our state.
Shaheen is fighting for an increase in the minimum wage because she understands that it would grow the middle class and promote economic opportunity.