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Stronger Gun Laws

Mom and Dad were both hunters. Guns were part of our family life. We all had lessons on how to use them. We never shot at anything that was not for a purpose, like meat for supper.

Mom and I were both rifle team women in college.

I believe that anyone ...


Lawmakers Stand Up to Lobbyists for Our Children!

Every time I hear about gun violence I am sickened. Every time I hear about a senseless death of a child I am sickened. Every time I hear about groups like the NRA buying off politicians I am sickened.. When my first child started kindergarten last year ...

My First Job

When I was 16, I was a cashier at a discount store. My minimum wage was $1.25 an hour and time and a half on Sunday.

Today, that would equal $10.00 an hour. It is disgusting that we have to beg our legislators to even take a vote on raising the minimum ...


What to do...??

I am a 57 year old white female with a bachelor's degree, yet the only work I can get hired for is part-time jobs at minimum wage. Even with three part-time jobs, I still don't get full time hours, and I still qualify for food stamp assistance, which ...

work with low income women

I work with women who only earn minimum wage and they are the hardest working people who are raising beautiful well loved well behaved children but need the support of foodshelves and services to just survive. They deserve to earn a living wage and want ...







#ASsalamALAIKUM !!!!!! ...


A Hot time in Minneapolis

In summer, 1962 I worked for the minimum wage of 1.30/hr. I was given a raise to 1.325 after about a month. I worked standing in 110 degree heat folding sheets coming off a large commercial mangle. I worked from 7-3:30 every day. If I was 4 minutes ...


im a single mom who works full time and daycare cost what I make each week after taxes so I have family watch mysom so I can work. I get assistance because I have no other choice I work to pay rent and utilities and that takes what I have to providethe ...

my youth and working for minimum wage

i am 63 now and have been on social security disability since 1990 and unable to work. before then there are many many many minimum wage jobs i held. i had 2 or 3 good jobs with benefits before attending graduate school and obtaining my MFA Design/Art, ...


I have a high-functioning , special needs daughter, who is 22 years old and despite the fact that she has worked & kept 2 jobs for over 2 1/2 years (one in a retail store & one at a grocery store) she does not make enough money to support herself. Her ...


there is no such thing as retirement ..... one works in one occupation or another to make ends meet
—Diana E. Peláez RiveraWI


I'm a concerned mother of two in a family that relies on hunting for meat. I am not opposed to guns. But let's have some common sense!

I hate retail!

I am 59 y.o. and have worked in retail for the last 12 years. Ten years previously I was a full-time stay-at-home mom. I received my bachelor's in business management in May 2011. I have been looking for a full-time office job since 2002. I thought once ...

stay at home mom, so husband works two jobs

With my little one being so young and day care is so expensive. I have to be a stay at home mom and since my family relied on my wages, my husband who barely makes over minimum wage at his first job, now has to work two jobs for us to survive. If my husbands ...

Making a living on

When you are hired in a job where you potentially get tips, an employer isn't required to pay minimum wage due to tips. I worked as a waitress and my hourly wage was $4.25 an hour. This was back in the 90's and it's still the same. A full time job ...

We Must Raise The Minimum Wagei

We raised six children....all University graduates ...& we see that even with higher education...many people are struggling with the low income of minimum wage.
—William & RuthFL

Equal pay

I work a lot of hours to get just 200.00 in 2 weeks, still not enough!

Not My Story but I do My Homework

Anyone who works a 40 hour week should not be living in poverty. Even the $10.50, that Obama suggested, is far below what it should be to keep up with inflation. As opposed to what Republicans say, it will not hurt job growth. It actually helps. When ...


I have worked as a waitress with my base pay at $2.01 per hr. (& that was in the late 80's) & now it's at a whopping $2.13 per hour before tips? You've got to be kidding me! (Maybe I ought to put in here that I was fired while on maternity leave (my boss ...

Get with it

I am retired. But it is very clear from numerous reports that the present minimum wage is not one that a person can live on. Time to get on with making it possible for folks in the lower levels of our population to survive with some dignity and full stomachs-but ...
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