I've blogged a few times of late about the minimum wage. There is no issue facing America at this moment greater than income inequality. Our very structure is failing as the ruling class are soaking all of the money into themselves. Giving a raise helps workers and will get many folks off public assistance.
A point to remember- most of the 'objections' you hear about raising the wage come from one percenters that do not want to share the wealth created by increases in worker productivity. I'm sorry, but you don't get the entire pie.
Find out the names of your representatives in Congress here and here. Demand they #raisethewage
Raising the minimum wage can't solve all of the problems facing poor folk in America, but it will life several million people out of poverty. Give America a raise!