Religion news in brief </br>Religious leaders appeal for higher minimum wage

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Hundreds of religious leaders are urging Congress to raise the federal minimum wage. The Senate is preparing to vote on the measure, which would gradually raise the current $7.25 hourly minimum to $10.10 over 30 months.

In a telephone news conference, the group Interfaith Worker Justice announced that a letter calling for passage of the legislation was signed by 350 religious leaders and more than 5,000 supporters and is being sent to members of Congress.

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