In a new ad released today by President Barack Obama‘s campaign, Jay-Z reflects on Obama’s message of hope. The president reinvigorated voting, he says, “and you’re starting to see the power of our vote.”
“When the president got in office initially, what he represented to a nation of kids was hope,” Jay-Z says. “You know, the hope of people all across the country who would look and see themselves and know the possibilities.”
For so long, there was this voice that was silenced out there as far as exercising your right to vote. I think it was a voice that was silent because people had lost hope. They didn’t believe that their voice mattered or counted.
“Now people are exercising their right, and you are starting to see the power of our vote,” he adds. “He made it mean something for the first time for a lot of people.”
Both Jay-Z and his wife Beyoncé are longtime supporters of the president — and recently hosted a fundraiser as well.
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