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Local Detroiter speaks at DNC convention about raising the minimum wage

Posted: 8:39 PM, Jul 29, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-30 00:39:22Z

The Democratic National Convention has wrapped up and one of the speakers to hit the stage in Philadelphia is from the Motor City.

Henrietta Ivey is from Detroit and works two jobs.  She also works with a group called Fight for 15 to help improve the working wages and raise the minimum wage.

Ivey is a home health worker and a part time driver.  She has four kids and seven grandkids and she has difficult time making ends meet.  Which is why she is so passionate about improving wages for the working class and raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Ivey was approached by Clinton’s campaign to speak at the DNC because of her work with Fight for 15 and the speeches she’s done for organization. 

She said she was honored to get the opportunity to deliver her message on a national stage.

"I can't even put into words, I can't describe it, it was amazing to see so many people come together for all of these different causes. Hillary Clinton taking the nomination on the same day we all spoke  just made it really amazing.  I can say, I will never forget it for the rest of my life,” said Ivey.

She said if Clinton’s campaign stops in the Motor City, she hopes she will get another opportunity to spread her message.