Rihanna Endorses Florida's Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate
“FLORIDA: you have the opportunity to make history this election,” said the pop star on social media.
Just get ready to vote, vote, vote.
On Sunday, pop star Rihanna got into the midterms election trend by endorsing Andrew Gillum, the Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate, in an Instagram post.
“FLORIDA: you have the opportunity to make history this election,” wrote the Grammy Award-winning artist on social media.
The “Work” singer posted a black-and-white image of a woman at what appears to be a protest, holding a sign that reads “GRAB EM BY THE MIDTERMS,” which stems from Donald Trump’s infamous Access Hollywood tape where he was caught saying, “Grab 'em by the pussy.”
Rihanna continued by revealing how a Gillum win would make him the first African-American Floridian governor: “The US has only had four black Governors in its entire history and we can help make #AndrewGillum the new one and Florida’s first,” she said.
The singer also encouraged Floridians to vote for Amendment 4 saying, “VOTE YES on Amendment 4 to restore voting rights to folks who have already paid their debt to society.”
According to the Miami Herald, Amendment 4 allows those who have been convicted of a felony the right to vote once they have completed their sentence. The amendment would have to be voted in by more than 60 percent of the voters in order to become a law.
The midterms will be held Nov. 6. See the post below.
FLORIDA: You have the opportunity to make history this election. The US has only had four black Governors in its entire history, and we can help make #AndrewGillum the next one and Florida’s first! If you’re tired of feeling like you don’t matter in the political process, know the most important thing you can do in supporting a candidate is finding someone who will take on critical issues such as: making minimum wage a livable wage, paying teachers what their worth, ensuring criminal justice reform, making healthcare a right, and repealing Stand Your Ground. That’s a platform we MUST support. Let’s #bringithome, Florida. Vote @andrewgillum. And VOTE YES on Amendment 4 to restore voting rights to folks who have already paid their debt to society. VOTE on November 6th!