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Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Pusha T & More To Rally Young Voters In Miami Before Election Day

Hip-hop, social activism, and politics will collide in a major way before this wild election cycle finally comes to an end.

It's no secret that top-tier emcees like Jay Z and Pusha T have been involved in this year's wild election cycle, but now hip-hop is out to make one final push to get millennials to vote. After Hov holds his special concert in Cleveland tomorrow (Nov. 4), T.I., Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Jay Electronica, "Power" star Rotimi and more will come together on Nov. 7 to rally young voters and encourage them to vote on Election Day.

1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East’s “YOUNG GETS IT DONE” rally will allow today's top artists and social justice activists to talk to the people and energize college-educated students and working class people of color alike to exercise their right to vote for the next president of the United States. Held in partnership with NAACP Youth and College Division, the “Voice of New York” Angie Martinez will fly down to the 305 to host the epic event.

Along with the exclusive line-up of artists, other special guests like YesJulz and performers include Bre-Z, 070 Shake, Miami’s own DJ Stevie J, Marcos “Kosine” Palacios, Umi Selah of The Dream Defenders, NAACP Youth and College Division National Director Stephen Green, Afro-Cuban poet and activist Aja Monet and plenty more will also grace the stage.

“We are grateful for 1199’s commitment to motivating young voters, especially those from communities of color, whose engagement in swing states will likely determine the election,” said Marvin Bing Founder of Art School DropOut and Producer of YOUNG GETS IT DONE. “The stakes are high for millennials this election—their votes will affect issues ranging minimum wage, to LGBTQ rights, to the war on drugs, to police brutality, immigration, and criminal justice reform.”

No specific party will be endorsed at the rally, which is set to begin at 6PM at Florida Memorial University. It's only purpose is to energize millennial voters to head to the polls and make a difference in the U.S. In addition to the all-star line-up of performers, the special event will also showcase remarks from Sybrina Fulton and Jahvaris Fulton, the mother and brother of the late Trayvon Martin. 1199SEIU’s exclusive effort to encourage young people to vote is just one of several major events to occur in Miami including Jennifer Lopez’s impromptu concert for Hillary Clinton last week.

“There has never been a more important time to activate young people to take action on behalf of the issues that will define their generation—equality, justice and democracy,” said George Gresham, President of 1199SEIU. “These values have always been at the core of the work that we do and we are honored to be working with such incredible partners and talent to address voter turnout amongst the youth and people of color through innovative ways, get out the vote on November 8th, and continue our fight for fairness across the country.”

To ensure your free tickets for the major event, check out the official website. Based on the grand scale line-up, make moves quick and reserve your spot before the event sells out completely.

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