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    Thu, 07 Apr 2011 09:44:52

    Nelly Furtado Launches Twitter Campaign to Get Canadians to Vote - She's getting political in the social media sphere

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    • Nelly Furtado - TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07: Singer/actress Nelly Furtado attends 'The Good Lie' premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at The Elgin on September 7, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.
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    The Canadian Press reports that singer Nelly Furtado has launched a Twitter campaign to encourage young people to vote in the upcoming federal election. The 32-year-old Victoria singer has Tweeted about almost nothing else in the past week. It's been riling up fans, who want Tweets about her tunes, but Furtado is making them wait until after the election. She's a pursuing a noble cause, so don't give her any guff or unfollow her over it. No need for a Twitter kerfuffle over this.

    Furtado is taking the campaign as serious as a gonorrhea diagnosis, offering tips to students who will be voting and about forms on the Elections Canada website. The singer has reminded her nearly 2 million followers about non-democratic countries where citizens aren't allowed to vote. Look at Nelly, using Twitter for good.

    Furtado also encouraged her followers to get educated on the issues, and provided other helpful tips; she tweeted Wednesday morning that those who are working on election day are legally allowed to take three hours away from the office to cast a vote.

    Are you a Canadian who is inspired by Nelly Furtado's Twitter campaign?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    04.07.11



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