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Local Girl Scout Pushing To Raise Minimum Wage
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July 2, 2012
Hannah Buckler from New City has caught the attention of state officials with her Silver Award Project. Hannah, who has been volunteering with various soup kitchens for years, realized that in order to decrease the dependency on soup kitchens, something needed to change in New York. After some research, Hannah realized that “Our current minimum wage is not cutting it”.
Through her tireless work to raise awareness and support for her mission, Hannah has attracted the interest of multiple state officials including Senator Carlucci, Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski, and Assemblyman Sheldon Silver – all of whom have invited her to speak at various events and conferences. Most recently she spoke at the Communication Workers of America in New City in favor of a bill that would raise New York’s minimum wage to $8.50 per hour. A Nanuet newspaper reported on the conference, and their article can be found here.
Prior to that Hannah Buckler spoke at a News Conference in Albany before the New York State Assembly: .
More details about Hannah’s Silver Award project can be found here, where she describes it herself for the New City Patch: