Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosts Get Out The Vote Video With His 'Hamilton Family'
Written by Huffingtonpost on September 26, 2020
Some dozen “Hamilton” solid members pitched in appearing, singing and pleading with Individuals to get out and vote in a brand new song-and-rap video pitch hosted by playwright-performer-composer Lin-Manuel Miranda.
They refashioned lyrics from the Broadway hit about Alexander Hamilton to incorporate an up to date message concerning the important 1800 election between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. “Alexander Hamilton” was tweaked to concentrate on “Odd Citizen.”
The video is a part of the “When We All Vote” venture aimed toward youthful voters; co-chairs embody former first woman Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Janelle Monáe and Miranda.
Performers known as on Individuals to register to vote — after which to get off their couches to make a distinction.
“A 3rd of us weren’t prepared to decide on a route, and 80,000 voters throughout three states was all it took to swing the entire election,” sings actor Daniel Yearwood, who performs Hamilton’s son within the present Broadway solid, referring to the final presidential election.
“Then the midterms got here, and isn’t it a disgrace: 1 / 4 of younger folks let the election go proper previous them,” sings Mandy Gonzalez, who performs Hamilton’s sister-in-law Angelica Schuyler within the Broadway manufacturing.
Miranda, who thanks the “Ham fam” for becoming a member of him, winds up: “Our nation is asking to listen to your voice as a result of November is coming and so is your selection. Now I’ve mentioned this earlier than, and it issues loads. Don’t throw away your shot. … My future is determined by this. Yours does, too.”
In a dig at President Donald Trump, he quips: “It’s enjoyable to vote as soon as. Don’t vote twice.”
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