Progressive Women of Napa Valley is sponsoring a forum to start a community conversation about the economic impact of a local increase in the minimum wage.
The organization reports that while Napa County has over 3 million visitors a year who spend $1.4 billion dollars, more than 24 percent of local residents live below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Low wages plus the high cost of housing make Napa unaffordable for many in the workforce and their families.

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