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How Our Tax Dollars Are Fueling Inequality

May 9, 2013

My name is Roxanne Mimms and I work for a food service contractor at the National Zoo. I work full time but make barely minimum wage. I?m here because workers can?t live off what contractors pay us. I?m here because I don?t want my two children to grow up on public assistance. I?m here because I have dreams ? My American Dream is a good job with fair wages to provide for my children, being able to pay my bills on time and save for the future. I?m here because I want to help all the workers at the National Zoo whose dreams are on hold.?

I was proud to stand with Ms. Mimms?and see her beautiful little ones?

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