OPINION: 17 Million Reasons to Raise the Minimum Wage

When I think about the minimum wage, I think about my mom and what she did for us. And then I think about the 17 million kids whose moms or dads could do more for their families, if they just had a fighting chance.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is a member of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Previously she served as Special Advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and was a professor at Harvard Law School. She is the author of “The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke” and several other books.

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