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Rihanna and the celebs urging fans to register to vote

Rihanna has joined a number of celebrities urging their followers to register to vote in the US.

It comes after Taylor Swift broke her political silence and joined Chance the Rapper and John Legend by campaigning.

The registration period has or is about to run out in a number of states ahead of the November mid-terms.

Rihanna wrote to her 65 million followers, “Good Morning America. Who is awake this morning? And who’s woke?”

She accompanied the post with a picture of the deadlines for registration in various states, adding: “You have one job today and that is to properly register to vote.

“I don’t care what responsibilities you have today, there’s no greater responsibility than being in control of your future and the future starts now!

“We don’t have time, no procrastinating, don’t let the discouragement take you off course, that’s not how my people or my generation will go down…this is the loudest way to make your voice heard!”

 

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GOOD MORNING AMERICA ☀️ Who is awake this morning? And who’s woke? Cause today is an extremely crucial day to the future of America!!! Today is the last day in 14 states to REGISTER TO VOTE… I’m talking to you ARIZONA, ARKANSAS, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, INDIANA, KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, MICHIGAN, MISSISSIPPI, NEW MEXICO, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, TENNESSEE, TEXAS. You have 1 job today and that is to properly register to vote. I don’t care what responsibilities you have today, there’s no greater responsibility than being in control of your future and the future starts NOW!! We don’t have time, no procrastinating, don’t let the discouragement take you off coarse, that’s not how my people or my generation will go down…this is the loudest way to make your voice heard! REGISTER TODAY! Let’s go!!! 💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿 Go to Vote.org to register and to double and triple check that you are properly registered!

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John Legend has been active on social media to promote voter registration too.

Sharing the same graphic as Rihanna, he wrote “make sure your registered. Then vote like our future depends on it!”

Along with endorsing Democrat Stacey Abrams for Governor of Georgia, he has also been campaigning for reinstating voter rights to a number of citizens with criminal convictions in Florida.

The amendment would see 1.5 million people given the vote in the state.

He told CNBC: “It’s better for all of us if our citizens are voting, because what that means is they’re bought into the idea of our democracy.”


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