Keith Ellison breaks into song over new minimum wage law


Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) tweeted a video of himself on Friday that showed him bursting into song and singing his praises for the Minneapolis City Council approving a minimum wage of $15 per hour.

“The Minneapolis City Council just approved raising the minimum wage to $15! That’s such good news, I had to sing a song to celebrate,” Ellison wrote on Twitter.

“I’ve been marching for my 15 / Getting paid now that’s what I need, I need money / That’s what I want yeah / I need money, that’s what I want,” Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, belted out as he strummed his guitar to the tune of “Money (That’s What I Want)” by Berry Gordy and Janie Bradford.

“You gotta get paid, y’all….thanks for marching,” he sang in the last verse of his song.

After his song ended, Ellison sent the following message of gratitude to all those who contributed to making the minimum wage increase possible:

“Fifteen dollars, that’s awesome. I’m so proud of you guys, you keep it up. We’re gonna fight here in Washington, you guys are fighting there in Minneapolis, we’re fighting all over the country so the American people can get a raise. Thank you very much, for your struggle is awesome, and let’s go get it,” he said in his Twitter message.

The video closed out with: “$15 Dollar minimum wage????? Yeah. You betcha.”

Meanwhile, San Francisco is in the process of phasing in a $15 minimum wage law, which has resulted in many restaurants closing their doors, and fewer new restaurants opening in the area.

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