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Workers picket to raise minimum wage

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Many workers in Savannah are picketing as part of a campaign to raise the minimum wage.

Representatives from Savannah Regional Central Labor Council and the Chatham County Democratic Committee were outside of the Walmart on Abercorn Street on Friday afternoon.

According to the labor council, about 28 million Americans are living in poverty because the minimum wage is too low.

And Georgia's minimum wage is lower than that - $5.15 an hour.

While these folks are fighting to increase the federal minimum wage, Chatham County Democrats say Georgia needs to raise theirs as well.

"The federal and state minimum wages need to be raised, again. You can't raise a family and even really support one individual on that a month, that's working full time 40 hours a week. I think everyone would agree that that's just wrong," Will Claiborne said.

Chatham County Democrats want to hear voters. There's a question on the ballot asking if you think Georgia should raise its minimum wage from $5.15 an hour.

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