Actor Kristen Bell channels her inner Mary Poppins in this hilarious new video for Funny or Die. She sings, dances, performs magical feats, and keeps a smile on her face while raising a banker’s kids, for minimum wage pay.
Today marks five years since the last time Congress raised the federal minimum wage from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour. Since that time, the minimum wage has stayed exactly the same, while the cost of living has continued on an upward trajectory.
“The pay is too low, I can’t live on this dough. Just a 3 dollar increase can make a living wage, can make a living wage…make a living wage.”
A full-time, minimum wage employee makes $15,080 per year. To put that in perspective, the federal poverty line for a family of four is $23,850.
According to The White House Council on Women and Girls, more than half of the workers who would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage are women.
For more information on how raising the minimum wage will help women succeed, click here.