Lizzo stumps for Biden and Harris in digital ad targeting Michigan’s young voters
Lizzo encouraged students at the University of Michigan to vote early and for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
Lizzo is not only using her celebrity but her native Detroit ties to encourage young voters.
Biden for President Michigan released a digital ad featuring the “Truth Hurts” singer on Wednesday that is a plea targeted to students at the University of Michigan. The Grammy award-winning artist, who was born in Detroit, asked them to pull the lever on behalf of Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris.
Lizzo, 32, acknowledged the realities of the pandemic but stressed that voting could still be safely done.
“Hello University of Michigan. It’s Lizzo. I’m here in Detroit urging young people to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and I need your help. I know the University of Michigan has a stay at home order to keep everyone safe but the order specifically says that students are allowed to go out and register and vote early,” she said in the pitch.
“So don’t wait. Put on your mask and go vote today. There’s even an early voting center at your campus art museum. So for more information, go to iwillvote.com. Go Blue and go vote.”
She also used the occasion to have an “On the Yard” conversation with Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II and young Black voters.
Lizzo has been vocal in her support of the Democratic ticket and was on the campaign trail in the important battleground state of Michigan last week. The superstar spoke at Focus: HOPE telling the crowd of 50 volunteers that she’s been grounded since COVID-19 hit the nation earlier this year, according to CBS News. However, she got on a plane to return home to lend her voice to Biden’s bid to unseat President Donald Trump as commander-in-chief.
“But when I heard about all you guys are doing out here in Detroit, working so hard, getting on a plane was the least I could do to say thank you in person,” she said.
“Michigan is going to be so crucial, and how Michigan votes is going to be so crucial between trying to make America great again or finally bringing America together.”
Lizzo criticized Trump’s campaign slogan to make America “great” again.
“They’re out there trying to make America great again, but we need to finally bring America together, because I don’t want to go back to the way it was,” she continued. “And Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will help us finally help us bring America together.”
She further thanked the gathered for trying to save “democracy” in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.
“So, go get your packets, go knock on some doors, and be on the right side of history,” she said.
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