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Earlier today, BarackObama.com released a video of Alicia Keys urging women in Philadelphia to vote for President Barack Obama in the upcoming election during the “Women Vote 2012 Summit” in July.

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The diva spoke at the Pennsylvania Convention to remind young girls and women about the importance of voting and making sure that Barack is elected back into the Oval Office.

“It’s going to be a close election and each and every one of us have to play our part and as the president always says grassroots organizing is definitely the heart and soul of this campaign.” 

The platinum selling songstress went on emphasizing the pivotal role that women will play in the upcoming election:

“I don’t think that anyone in this room is surprised by President Obama’s record on women’s issues. He was raised by such a powerful woman, he married a powerful woman and now he is raising two powerful women, so he definitely gets it. So now it’s our turn to thank him by voting for President Obama in November. We are a powerful force.”

She continued:

“This is absolutely our time to control the future to be apart of a bigger, greater victory.”

Other A-listers including Beyonce and Jay-Z have also campaigned on behalf of Obama for the upcoming election. It’s going to be a tight race, but it’s good to see celebs using their star power to engage young people to get out and vote.

SOURCE: BarackObama.com

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