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Elected Officials Continue Minimum Wage Challenge Across Minnesota

Public Figures From Across the State Participate in the Challenge as Part of Statewide Push for Higher Wages

Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN- Five state Representatives from across Minnesota are participating in the Minimum Wage Challenge including: Reps. Karen Clark (District 62A), Frank Hornstein (District 61A), John Lesch (District 66B), Jason Metsa (District 6B), and Shannon Savick (District 27A). Heidi Durand, a City Council member from Moorhead, is also taking the challenge. Below is a list of events that will take place TODAY across the state as part of the Minimum Wage Challenge.

The Challenge will run from Feb. 18-24 and is part of a statewide push to highlight the critical need to pass a Minnesota minimum wage increase. Rep. Winkler is the sponsor of a bill that would raise the minimum wage in Minnesota, which will be considered when the legislature is back in session.

The first day of the Challenge focused on setting a budget for things like food and transportation to determine, roughly, what is affordable. On the second and third day of the Challenge, participants are grocery shopping within the means of their budget and exploring housing and transportation options. Rep. Karen Clark, for example, will be exploring the different housing options available on a minimum wage budget at 4pm in her office at the State Office Building. Rep. Shannon Savick will go grocery shopping in Albert Lea.

On Monday, participants will host a “reality check” meeting with low-wage workers whose real experiences shed light on the impact of bad economic policies better than any week-long challenge possibly could.

Schedule of Events:

Rep. Shannon Savick – 2/20 at 2pm

Grocery Challenge

2708 Bridge Ave

Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007

Rep. Karen Clark – 2/20 at 4pm

Housing Challenge

477 State Office Building

100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

 

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