Euclid mother heads to Washington, D.C. in support of raising federal minimum wage

EUCLID, Ohio - A Euclid mother is going to Washington D.C. to show her support of the president's efforts to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

Kizzie Simmons, a 36-year-old mother of three, is on a mission to help families across the country.

"Nobody's asking for a handout, we're not asking Washington to give us something for free," Simmons said.

She works as a nursing assistant making $8.90 an hour. She said that's not enough to support her family.

"We're literally living from not even paycheck to paycheck... last months bills are from the month before," she said.

The Department of Labor has featured Simmons in a video posted on YouTube.

Mobile users: http://on.wews.com/14owKmS

Simmons will be in our nation's capitol all day Tuesday attending hearings at the White House and U.S. Senate. She'll also meet with the Department of Labor.

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