For Immediate Release: March 5, 2013 Contact: Gary Ginsburg | garykginsburg@gmail.

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Statement From Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
“With today’s Assembly action to raise the state’s minimum wage and index future increases to the rate of inflation, we are one step closer to breaking the cycle of poverty faced by over 1.1 million working New Yorkers. To make this a reality, the Senate has to act. We have the necessary votes in the State Senate to take action and ensure that minimum wage earners are provided fair compensation for their hard work. Increasing the minimum wage is not only the right thing to do, it is the right economic thing to do, and I urge my colleagues to join with the Senate Democratic Conference and take immediate action on this critical legislation.” ###

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