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Al Sharpton received his humanitarian trophy at the 2012 BET Awards, and used the platform to stress the importance of voting.

Sharpton who has been a longtime promoter of civil rights, used the moment to talk about the forthcoming presidential election. “We’re still gonna’ fight to protect the vote, there’s all kind of schemes trying to stop us from voting,” he said.

“There are people that want to take away our rights, we wanna change Medicade and Medicare. I support and love the president but whatever you do vote, because this election is not just about Obama, it’s about yo mama, and we better vote or they’re gonna’ take all that from us.”

Obama clocked an impressive victory recently, when the Supreme Court approved his health care reform law, which will not go into action until 2014.


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