Dozens of people marched in downtown Marquette Tuesday afternoon in support of minimum wage increase.
The group "Good Jobs" organized the rally on Front Street, calling on Congressman Dan Benishek to support the increase. They later marched to his Marquette office delivering a petition. The group says that raising the minimum wage will create thousands of jobs in Michigan and help minimum wage employees. "We're here to get Benishek to raise the minimum wage so people can live a lot easier, create more jobs, and have more money. If you're a mother like me who has three kids, and you only have minimum wage coming in as income, trying to pay bills, rent, it's not easy at all to live on that amount of income," said constituent, Loretta Leeman.
Michigan's current minimum wage sits at $7.40 per hour.