The Rural Patriot

October 28, 2006

7 Days @ Minimum Wage – Day 6

Day 6 – Amanda

On Day 6, Amanda talks about missing the opportunity to do “normal” things with her family, like go to the movies or buy birthday presents for her siblings, because her minimum wage paycheck doesn’t cover the things she needs.

Day 1 – Paul & Susan
Day 2 – Erin
Day 3 – Jeffrey
Day 4 – Jessica
Day 5 – Chris

Will you contact Congress  or talk to friends/family in Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Montana, Nevada and/or Ohio to have them vote “Yes” on November 7 to increase the minimum wage?



  1. Thanks very much for your continuing coverage of the 7 Days project. The videos will be up for another week at the 7 Days website ( We’ve decided that the stories that these folks told us is too important to walk away from after only seven days. If anyone reading this hasn’t seen the interviews yet–especially Jessica’s (Day 4, parts 1 and 2)–I invite you to browse the project site and hear firsthand how hard it is to live on a legally sanctioned poverty wage. Peace to all…

    Comment by Mike Doyle — October 29, 2006 @ 8:38 pm | Reply

  2. You are welcome, Mr. Doyle. It was my pleasure to help shed light on this subject and the project.

    Thank you, and peace to you, also.

    Comment by theruralpatriot — October 30, 2006 @ 3:35 pm | Reply

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