American singer, Lizzo took to Instagram to deliver a powerful message to encourage her fans to stay determined and hopeful as they go out to vote on the last day of the US presidential election.
The 32-year-old singer shared the encouraging words alongside a photo of herself half-dressed in a US flag that barely covered her body.
She wrote in the post:
When I think of this country I don’t think of its laws I think of its people.
I think about how we were raised to be patriotic of violence, propaganda & war.
I think about how this country is owned by the oppressor and how the oppressed are locked in a valley of capitalism.
But I also think of the young people who refuse to be spoon fed mistruths. I think of the elders who bucked against hateful prejudices even when it felt impossible….
Because of you, I’m still hopeful.
I believe in a country that teaches the true history so we can better understand where we live and how we can do better.
I believe in a country that listens to the cries of the protester and doesn’t politicize death.
I believe in restoration of this beautiful land and respecting the communities of people who owned America before colonizers renamed it.
I believe in fairness, equality, a complete removal of religion in places where it does not belong. Let religion live in the churches and places of worship… the quiet prayer rooms, the joyful congregations.. and out of Congress.
I believe in so much, and if I believe it one day I can see it. It may not be tomorrow it may not be today, but it will be one day if we stay activated.
We the people, ALL the people, deserve it.
Today’s the last day to vote. Stay in line, stay determined and thank YOU for voting.