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Alicia Keys Jumps Into Political Fray, Urges Vote for Hillary Clinton (see!)

Alicia Keys has released a video urging voters to cast their ballot for Hillary Clinton (Photo: Getty)

Alicia Keys has released a video urging voters to cast their ballot for Hillary Clinton (Photo: Getty)

Alicia Keys, the Grammy winning R&B singer and New York City native, released a video today, urging fans and all voters to cast their ballot for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election. Keys appeal targets millennials who may be still sitting on the fence.

The Clinton campaign has turned its efforts late in the campaign to getting out the vote to solidify her lead in the polls.

Millennials, those who reached adulthood after the year 2000, constitute a large block of diverse voters who were mostly attracted to Bernie Sanders, the independent Vermont senator who ran for the Democratic nomination.

Sanders lost to Clinton in the primary and has since endorsed her. He’s also campaigning for her around the country.

The video was produced in partnership with “MoveOn.org Political Action,” a political action committee that is spending money independently of the Clinton campaign.

“Donald Trump’s campaign represents a clear and present danger to the very fabric of our nation,” said Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action in a statement.

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“Trump has led a campaign fueled by racist, bigoted, xenophobic, misogynistic, and violent rhetoric intent on dividing us,” she added.

Keys advocates advancing the cause of all races and identities. She calls for trans equality, gender equality, sexual equality, and racial equality.

She also hits out at the negativity and hate that has characterized the campaign.

“This election has struck me so deeply as a woman, as a black woman, as a human being,” she says in the opening scene.

“I’ve tried to make sense of the negativity eating away at the soul of our nation. America is angry. Many for good reason. But I refused to believe we’ve lost our faith in a greater future.

“Our dream for equality and justice for all,” she says.

She breaks down the election as a race between “moving forward together” or “moving backward divided.”

“How can anyone still be undecided,” she says.

In the video, Keys invites her fans and followers to share what they love and how that’s inspiring them to vote in this election.

Keys has been a long-time Clinton supporter and performed at the Democratic National Convention.

Check out the video below.

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