Some of the music’s top DJs are offering up their services in support of President Obama’s bid for re-election. DJ Cassidy, DJ Rashida, D-Nice and more have joined Obama for America in the launch of DJs for Obama. The grassroots campaign is committed to helping to put Obama back in office for another for years, by motivating audience across the nation to support the commander in chief .
Over the coming months, Cassidy, Rashida and D-Nice will host events, utilize their networks to connect with voters, and mobilize voters through various organizing efforts.
Each of the members of DJs for Obama have unique reasons for throwing their support behind the POTUS and will do their part to spread the word about what is at stake in the forthcoming election, such as ensuring that families have access to affordable health care, and doubling the number of Pell Grant scholarships distributed to students. “DJing is about motivation, celebration, and inspiration,” Cassidy said in a statement to Hip-Hop Wired. “DJs, are in front of so many crowds every night of all ages, race, genders. We play music that’s created by so many different people, for so many different people. When you think about it, that’s what this election is all about: people from every background, race, and creed joining together to celebrate what makes America great and all that Obama has done to make it greater.”
Although the president has run-in to criticism over several topic including the economy, D-Nice noted that progress that has been made over the last four years. “When I look at what [President Obama] has done since getting elected, I look back at my life again, as a kid, I didn’t have health insurance,” he said. “I wasn’t able to go to the doctor or go to the dentist until I was able to afford health care on my own. President Obama has changed that for young people today who are growing up the same way I did.”
For Rashida, she was inspired to use her notoriety to good use. “As a DJ, I think it’s important to use my voice. I have a platform. I have a platform with a lot of younger people, and I know a lot of them may feel or have felt, like I did at one time – that my voice doesn’t matter. We need to let them know that they do matter, and no one should underestimate the impact that they can have.”
Other big names attached to DJs for Obama include EDM staples Steve Aoki.
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