Mississippi workers are taking their fight for 15 to the capitol, calling for an increase of the minimum wage.
About a dozen people including ministers marched to the state capitol carrying a banner that reads fight for $15. They say $7.25 an hour doesn't cover the cost of living. The group wants the minimum wage increased to $15 per hour. It's part of a nationwide campaign. Jackson Pastor Thomas Jenkins.
"I've looked in the faces of people who make $7.25 per hour, who cannot feed their children, who cannot live in affordable housing and many can't even afford to send their kids to day care or wherever they need to go," said Jenkins.
Jenkins says the issue impacts fast food and daycare workers as well as adjunct college professors. Millsaps College Associate Professor of Economics Pat Taylor thinks such a large increase could mean layoffs, but a smaller one might work.
"And a small increase might happen without there being an effect of reducing the number of jobs available to Mississippians," said Taylor.
Jackson is one of 25 cities where workers are protesting to increase the minimum wage.