The following is an "open letter" released this morning -- a fine message, even if you do not agree with the partisan politics portion of it. (And I believe I heard on Chicago Public Radio this morning that the deadline for registering in Illinois is TOMORROW.)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AN OPEN LETTER TO YOUNG AMERICA FROM DIDDY, SHAWN "JAY-Z" CARTER, MARY J. BLIGE AND KEVIN LILES
WE ARE IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY! YOU MUST REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY, MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2008. WE ARE ONLY 30 DAYS AWAY FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION IN OUR LIFETIME. MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2008 IS THE DEADLINE.
We are at war, banks are closing, people are losing their jobs and houses every day. It is our responsibility to protect our futures. Time is running out. You must register by Monday, October 6th. Barack Obama cannot win this election on his own; he needs our help. This election is about us. This election is about our children's future. If you have not registered to vote, you are disrespecting everyone that sacrificed their lives for you to have the right. You are also disrespecting your future. The time is NOW for us to use the voices with which God has blessed us. We need you to do all you can. Here is what we need to do:
· Register to vote By MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2008
· Get as many people as you can to register with you
· Go to the poll and vote on November 4th
Barack Obama said it best, "Eight is Enough." No longer will we stand by and follow leadership with no regard for us and no accountability to us. We can be the deciding factor in this election, but you must register to vote to make your voice heard. Who are we? We are young America. This is our moment of truth, Are you registered for change? October 6th is here. Make sure that on November 4th, we are able to say that we did everything in our power to make sure that Barack Obama becomes the next President of the United States. We owe this to our children, our parents, our grandparents and ourselves. We need you to become a part of Team Obama.
This is the most important election in our lifetime. REGISTER TO VOTE ON TODAY, MONDAY, OCTOBER 6TH and VOTE TO MAKE HISTORY ON NOVEMBER 4TH!
VISIT www.VoteForChange.com to register to vote TODAY! It is our duty to make our voices heard. STOP what you're dong right now and let's REGISTER TO VOTE. Time is running out!
Sean "Diddy" Combs
Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter
Mary J. Blige