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STREET BEAT: ‘Do you support an increase in the minimum wage?’

Compiled by Shawnte Passmore and Gary McCarthy in downtown Los Angeles.

Arner Tatum Inglewood “Yes, I do because people aren’t making enough to survive. You still have the working people that are still on county aid. So with minimum wage increase, perhaps that could change.”
Arner Tatum
Inglewood
“Yes, I do because people aren’t making enough to survive. You still have the working people that are still on county aid. So with minimum wage increase, perhaps that could change.”
Vickie McCoy Compton “I sure do. I don’t see how anyone could not support the increase for minimum wage. [There’s] just no way that we can really survive and make it off $9.”
Vickie McCoy
Compton
“I sure do. I don’t see how anyone could not support the increase for minimum wage. [There’s] just no way that we can really survive and make it off $9.”
Ken Sims Riverside “I do. It was difficult at first, but I support it because of the way they’re phasing it in… I think it’s tough on small businesses if they drop it all on you all at once.”
Ken Sims
Riverside
“I do. It was difficult at first, but I support it because of the way they’re phasing it in… I think it’s tough on small businesses if they drop it all on you all at once.”
Andre Devezin  Altadena “Definitely, because there’s no way that anybody can live on a wage right now of $7 to $9. You’ve got apartment rents going up. You’ve got everything going up.”
Andre Devezin
Altadena
“Definitely, because there’s no way that anybody can live on a wage right now of $7 to $9. You’ve got apartment rents going up. You’ve got everything going up.”