At the end of the day, raising wages is about basic human dignity. Nobody working full time should live in poverty, struggling to put food on the table or worrying about not being able to pay the light bill.

Our country is ready, and Minneapolis is ready to be a leader on this crucial issue facing people like Maggie who deserve so much more. As we take this important step addressing the growing divide in our country, let’s not leave anyone behind. All workers, whether they receive tips or not, deserve one fair wage of $15 an hour. [Emphasis added]

So cock-a-hoop was Rep. Ellison when Minneapolis City Council voted to raise its minimum wage to $15, that he was moved to song