Rapper sends music message: Register and vote

Rapper sends message: get out and vote

CLEVELAND - There's lots of concern about election indifference  in the African-American community, especially younger voters.

Bishop Eugene Ward, of the  Let Ohio Vote Committee, said "There is such apathy in the community relative to voting in this election."

The candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, are not generating the enthusiasm and excitement Barack Obama did in the last two elections.

Rapper Cardo Jones became friends with a member of the group Progress Ohio.

When he learned about Republican-backed measures seemingly meant to discourage African-American voters, he became upset enough to write a rap song targeting Secretary of State Jon Husted and Attorney General Mike DeWine by name.

But the song's main message to young voters is register and vote because it's the one way to bring change and make your voice heard..

MSNBC Commentator Nina Turner agrees that young voters are turned off by politicians who only visit their neighborhoods before an election.

"The millennial generation, they have a 'BS meter.' And I don't mean Bernie Sanders. They know bull when they see it," she said.

At a Thursday press conference, rapper Jones and others encouraged voters to visit Ohiounitycoalition.org to see if they are still registered and to get other information and dates about voting.

He will have an online video of his song "Politics as Usual" posted soon.

Meanwhile, here is the rendition he performed at the media event. 

 

 

 


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