You deserve to afford to live a dignified life. A 40-hour work week job should not be one of poverty. The purchasing power of minimum wage workers has been decreasing over the last few decades. There was more purchasing power 20 years ago than today for someone on minimum wage. The free flow of money is fundamentally vital to a sustainable economy. Raising the minimum wage to $15 helps achieve the goal of living a dignified life, increasing your purchase power, and growing our economy. Our economy has always gotten a big boost whenever the minimum wage was increased. While the top 1% has had their wages increase 1000% over the last 30 years, those at the bottom have seen stagnant wage growth. Yet, those at the bottom are the ones that help make our economy work and they should also be the ones to benefit. Worker productivity has doubled over the last few decades, yet wage growth has not kept up with their hard work. John Carter’s stagnate wage policies only hurt the businesses and families of District 31. It’s high time we change that. Raising the minimum wage is good for business, good for our economy, and good for our hard-working Americans. Mike Clark has always been a champion for better wages and will gladly lead those efforts to have our business and local leaders support a living wage.