T.I. votes for the first time
T.I. voted for the first time in Atlanta today, casting an early ballot in favor of…(place your bets!).
TI is the national spokesperson of the RESPECT MY VOTE! non-partisan Get Out The Vote initiative, created by Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Jr. and the Hip Hop Caucus (HHC).
According to a press release:
With his prior difficulties with the law, TI has made it his point to emphasize that, while he thought he was ineligible to vote, others needed to get out to the polls to make a difference in their lives and their communities. Recently, he did further research on his own and discovered he was, in fact, still eligible to vote. Going to the polls early this morning in Atlanta, Georgia, was a transformative experience for him.
“Feels like I’ve taken advantage of my right to become a part of the democracy,” T.I. said. “It was definitely worth standing in line and doing all the things people complain about voting. I think it’s more than worth it.”
“The significance of T.I.’s leadership should not be underestimated,” emphasized Dr. Benjamin Chavis, President/CEO of HSAN. “T.I. has emerged as an effective national leader, inspiring millions of young people to vote in the 2008 elections. ”
People are showing up in record numbers (more than 12 million Americans so far) to cast their votes before the November 4 election date.