It's the first Tuesday of November, which means it's Election Day in the United States. Polls across the country are still open, but we're ready to call the most heroic effort to cast a vote race in favor of Lil Jon, who boarded a cross-country flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta at 6 A.M. this morning because his absentee ballot never arrived. The Rock The Vote spokesman posted a plane selfie with a caption that read, "YOU CAN'T DISCOURAGE ME!" Polls in Georgia close at 7 P.M., and we'll be eagerly-awaiting his post-vote selfie until then. [Update: he made it]
Lil Jon's dedication is inspiring, but participation is not a competition. Along with the usual cabal of politically conscious celebs–Russell Simmons, we're looking at you– many FADER friendly artists have also been sharing their election day activities. Here, a few who are proudly participating:
One "I Voted" sticker on election day worth two chains and then some any other day of the year.
Exercise your right, this is how we make moves & create change in 2014
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Chicago's The GTW posted this Instagram while he hit the streets canvassing for Pat Quinn, the Democratic candidate for governor in Illinois.
BAM BAM TODAY IS DA DAY. Canvassing for GOV QUINN. Go out and vote!
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They won't be casting ballots today, but Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan played a free show in Atlanta last night to help mobilize young voters there. And as promised, Thugger and Quan took a minute backstage to fill out a voter registration forms because it's never too late for next year.
Drake's dad, representing for the Graham clan Stateside.
Please people get out and vote
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Yeezy weighs in! You'll have to forgive him for boasting, because he also makes a good point: midterm elections are important.
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