Posts by Mandi Woodruff

  • Kristen Bell adds star power to minimum wage debate in hilarious Mary Poppins parody

    Mandi Woodruff at Yahoo Finance4 days ago

    (Warning: Video contains some adult language)

    Just a spoonful of star power has brought new buzz to the ongoing minimum wage debate in the U.S.

    In a posted Thursday, “Frozen” star Kristen Bell puts a modern-day spin on the Disney classic “Mary Poppins.” In her take, the iconic British nanny reimagines the classic tune “Just a Spoonful of Sugar” as a rallying cry for minimum wage workers.

    “Just a $3 increase can make a living wage,” Bell trills, as her character packs up her things in protest of her low wages.

    There are plenty of workers in the U.S. who would agree with her. For the last two years, minimum-wage workers have held protests and rallies in more than a dozen U.S. states.

    On Friday, more than 1,000 for a two-day expo to discuss strategies that might help keep the minimum wage debate going strong. They’re calling for a hefty pay raise — from today’s $7.25 federal minimum wage to $15 — and a union.

    The federal minimum wage hasn’t been raised , when workers got a 70-cent bump from $6.55 to $7.25. In his 2014 , President Barack Obama threw his hat into the ring, pushing lawmakers to raise the wage to $10.10.

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