Huffington Post reports actress Gabrielle Union recently showed her support for President Barack Obama at North Carolina Central University, a historically black college. The Obama campaign hopes to stir up the youth vote the backed the president in droves back in 2008:
“Fired up?” she asked the audience, reviving a popular chant that Obama used in 2008. “Ready to go!” replied the students in the campus’s 500-seat auditorium. The Daily Tar Heel, the student newspaper at the nearby University of North Carolina, reported that the line to get into the auditorium snaked outside of the building and down the street.
“As we’re bombarded with a 24-hour news cycle telling us everything that the GOP believes is wrong with our president, it’s important to drive the point home what exactly he has accomplished, separate the truth from fiction and also mobilize voters,” the actress later told The Root. “I think the second you start taking people for granted is the second you start losing people, and that goes for every aspect of life. On the world’s biggest stage for the most important job there is, we cannot afford to take anyone for granted.”
Union has been a vocal Obama supporter, and last year she was tapped by the White House to sit on the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women.
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