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Hillary Clinton Backs Worker Protests For Higher Minimum Wage

04/15/2015 10:05 pm ET | Updated Apr 16, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted her support of low-wage workers who demonstrated across the country and demanded a $15 minimum wage on Wednesday.

Clinton, who has highlighted income inequality as an issue she wants to focus on since launching her presidential campaign on Sunday, said that workers shouldn't have to march in the streets for living wages.

The widespread demonstrations on Wednesday for higher wages were part of an effort to turn the campaign for higher wages into a larger social justice movement. Tens of thousands of people in more than 200 cities around the country took to the streets to call for a boost in wages, many walking out of their jobs.

On Tuesday, The New York Times noted while Clinton has endorsed raising the minimum wage, she has been vague on how quickly she wants to raise it and exactly how high it should be.

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