Hard-working people deserve to earn a living wage, and our families deserve a tax system that works for everyone, not just the wealthiest Americans. We need to bring good-paying jobs to South Florida, raise the minimum wage, and make sure Floridians can get the skills they need through job training programs.
My single mom brought me and my three sisters to the United States from Ecuador in search of opportunity. At 15, I started working for minimum wage at a donut shop to help my family make ends meet, and with the help of a scholarship, I was able to go to college and eventually earn a master’s degree.
Those same opportunities that helped us get ahead are disappearing for too many families across this country. That’s why it’s time to invest in workers, who are the backbone of our economy.