Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on Friday shared a song to celebrate the Minneapolis City Council approving a minimum wage raise to $15 an hour.

“I’ve been marching for my 15, getting paid, now, that’s what I mean — I need money, that’s what I want, yeah,” Ellison sang, to the tune of the Motown song "Money (That's What I Want)" as he played guitar.

“$15 will do, we gotta get paid, y’all. Thanks for marching, thanks to the City Council,” Ellison said in the video. “Keep it up. We’re going to 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.”


The Minneapolis City Council on Friday approved a $15 minimum wage by a 12-1 margin, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Ellison, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, introduced a $15 per hour minimum wage bill in the House alongside Bobby ScottRobert (Bobby) Cortez ScottHoyer: Democratic chairmen trying to bridge divide on surprise medical bills To support today's students, Congress must strengthen oversight of colleges Democratic lawmaker tears into DeVos: You're 'out to destroy public education' MORE (D-Va.) in May. It paired with a bill introduced in the Senate by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' Tensions between McConnell and Schumer run high as trial gains momentum Sanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden MORE (I-Vt.) and 28 Democratic senators.

“Just a few short years ago, we were told that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour was ‘radical,’ ” Sanders said at the time. “Our job in the wealthiest country in the history of the world is to make sure that every worker has at least a modest and decent standard of living.”

Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, also supported the bill in May, saying Democrats are helping "American workers break free from a rigged economy that favors our wealthiest citizens while squeezing the middle class."