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Lizzo Rallies Her Fans To Vote, In An Uncle Sam Costume

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Singer and songwriter Lizzo, born Melissa Viviane Jefferson, joined calls for voter participation for the upcoming presidential election that would hold on November 3. As different from the other celebrities did for the same purpose, Lizzo encouraged her fans to vote via an Instagram post in which she dresses up as Uncle Sam.

21 days ahead of the US election, the singer, who received eight nominations at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, called out her fans and followers to vote by using Uncle Sam’s widely-known expressions:

Hey YOU. Have you felt the same disconnect from this country? Have YOU felt like this nation is your house but not your home? It’s because we are on stolen land trying to live within laws written by white men FOR white men in 1787. I see YOU using your power of protest and your freedom of speech. I see YOU unlearning the narrow scope of our history and seeking the truth. ITS TIME TO USE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE. WE NEED YOU. DID YOU KNOW?”

Then the ‘Truth Hurts’ singer reminded that approximately four in ten (40%) of eligible voters didn’t turn out to vote in 2016. She continued:

“IF YOU WANT TO VOTE BUT DONT KNOW WHERE TO START: Text LIZZOBEVOTING to 26797 to make sure you’re registered to vote, confirm your polling location, and get reminders for all your elections. #iamavoter”

She also posted another post in which she appears dancing and twerking in the same costume, repeated the same info in the video, and added a caption that reads:

Auntie Sam out here doing what she gotta do to get y’all to vote!”

The response from fans has been overwhelmingly positive; they described Lizzo as a “national treasure” and stated that they wanted to replace Uncle Sam with Lizzo. As known, Uncle Sam is regarded as a common national personification of the U.S., and known with the following unique expression: “HEY YOU! I WANT YOU FOR U.S. ARMY.”

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Hey YOU. Have you felt the same disconnect from this country? Have YOU felt like this nation is your house but not your home? It’s because we are on stolen land trying to live within laws written by white men FOR white men in 1787. I see YOU using your power of protest and your freedom of speech. I see YOU unlearning the narrow scope of our history and seeking the truth. ITS TIME TO USE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE. WE NEED YOU. DID YOU KNOW? -Approximately four in ten (40%) of eligible voters didn’t turn out to vote in 2016 ?? IF YOU WANT TO VOTE BUT DONT KNOW WHERE TO START: Text LIZZOBEVOTING to 26797 to make sure you’re registered to vote, confirm your polling location, and get reminders for all your elections. #iamavoter

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