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  • Janelle Monáe Meets President Barack Obama

    Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:42:04

    Janelle Monáe Meets President Barack Obama - Check out the photo and video of Obama talking about her!

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    Singer Janelle Monáe showed her support for President Obama with a performance at a recent campaign event in Chicago.

    She also released a statement about meeting the leader of the free world, which read as follows: "I was deeply honored to be invited by the President to perform at the rally in Chicago at the University of Illinois at Chicago. It was an amazing feeling to be amongst so many people, young and old, black, white, red, disabled, all united, eager to help support a man who has ended the war in Iraq, gotten rid of "don't ask don't tell"- allowing anyone to serve this country regardless of who you love, made sure women were not paid less than men merely because they are women, doubled pell grants, given 2.5 million young people health insurance, and has created a law that recognizes that crimes based on sexual orientation, gender identity, race or disability aren't just any crime- they're hate crimes that deserve justice. These are all things he said he'd do before he was elected and did them. There are more important accomplishments that can be added to this list. I strongly believe our nation should continue upon this path, bringing justice to all and change where needed. President Obama remains the candidate of hope and change, and he will continue to move our country forward, bringing even more change if re-elected."

    Watch President Obama discussing Ms. Monàe’s performance, as well, by going here.

    Do you like Janelle Monàe? Voting for Obama?

    —Katie Sheehan

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