State Democrats push $12 minimum wage by 2022
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Minata Toure didn’t come to New Hampshire to sit back. Practically from the moment she immigrated from Burkina Faso six years ago, she trained and jumped into the workforce.
With a son in tow, Toure worked long hours as a home care provider, feeding, lifting and tending to her patients. But the pay never seemed to match the effort. Just to pay the bills, Toure needed to work 65 to 70 hours a week, she said. Taking care of her son often meant leaving him with friends for long stretches. At one point, Toure hurt her back, complicating everything.