By Jason Siedzik

One of Connecticut’s most prolific consumer advocates is taking to the streets to help bring attention to the country’s growing income inequality.

Ralph Nader, a Winsted native and former Presidential candidate, began a campaign to demand an increase in the minimum wage at Walmart on Saturday morning, helping lead a group to picket Walmart in Torrington. The protest in his hometown’s area was just the first step in what Nader hopes will be a successful campaign to raise the minimum wage, either on a state or federal basis, or to shame Walmart executives into voluntarily paying its workers more.

“You have to start somewhere,” Nader said, “and Walmart is everywhere.”

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