Group Seeking Congressman's Support For Higher Minimum Wage

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- People across the country are pushing for a higher minimum wage.

Connecticut just approved a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour. In the Valley, a group from Virginia Organizing is trying to get Congressman Bob Goodlatte to support raising the federal minimum wage.

The group met outside Goodlatte's Harrisonburg office Thursday afternoon and presented the results of an online petition, which had been signed by people from across the state, to a member of Goodlatte's staff.

They hope this is one step closer to raising the minimum wage.

"I don't know about you but if you try to live on minimum wage, all I can say is good luck. You better have a lot of good friends and people that can help you because it isn't enough to live on," said Michael Snell-Feikema, who wants the minimum wage raised.

Goodlatte's Washington, D.C. office said, "the office has received the petitions and will be responding to each of those constituents who left their contact information." is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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