Governor Andrew Cuomo's Secretary of State made a stop in the area today.

Cesar Perales was at Mohawk Valley Community Action to discuss the governor's proposal to raise the minimum wage.

Perales says while many business owners say an increase in the minimum wage would hurt them, that's not the case.

Cuomo wants to raise the statewide minimum wage from $8.75 to $10.50 an hour.

Perales says raising the minimum wage would make a difference for many families.

Perales is urging residents to call their state lawmakers and tell them to support the minimum wage hike.