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Maryland representatives receive threatening phone calls over raising the minimum wage

A lobbying group called Raise Maryland have begun to air radio commercials to urge lawmakers to approve a bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage.

The group has also begun making robocalls to Maryland residents, urging them to call their senators to tell them to support the governor’s bill.

During a hearing in Annapolis today for the bill Baltimore County Democratic Senator Delores Kelley said she and her family have received dozens of “threatening” phone calls at her home telling her to vote for the bill.

“That is mean spirited, whatever your position on this bill, to call people’s homes to harass their families about your position on the bill,” Kelley told her colleagues.

From WBAL Radio

Representatives from Raise Maryland said they were not telling people to make threatening phone calls, but they did say that constituents are pressing their representatives to do the right thing by raising the state’s minimum wage.

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