For those of you who were shocked to find out that Kristen Bell could sing when she voiced the part of Anna in Disney’s Frozen, you really need to watch this.
In fact, everyone needs to watch this. Not only does Bell have an amazing soprano voice that makes for an uncanny imitation of Julie Andrews’s Mary Poppins, but she uses it to send a message.
Minimum wage is a constant debate in our country, and Obama has called on Congress to raise it. The national minimum wage is currently $7.25 per hour, but the President is fighting to raise it to $10.10 per hour.
Minimum wage workers aren’t just teenagers in their first jobs or students paying their way through college. A large portion of the country’s minimum wage workers are adults with families to support. As “Mary” points out, taxes also take a large cut of that $7.25.
Massachusetts recently passed a bill to raise the state minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017, and at even $8 per hour currently, we have one of the higher minimum wages in the country. Our liberal state is ahead of the nation, so I’m guessing Bell’s point will resonate with many Bostonians.
For the rest of the country, we have a ways to go. Funny or Die created this video to encourage the minimum wage increase in the most adorable and humorous way we’ve ever seen:
What do you think? Is $10.10 per hour enough? How perfect is Kristen Bell as Mary Poppins? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!