It might sound strange for Snoop Dogg and the Chief of Police to agree on something, but this year, Snoop Dogg and Chief of Police Joseph McNamara agree that Proposition 19, a ballot measure that would legalize and regulate marijuana distribution, is a good idea. Snoop Dogg even went as far to make a video on behalf of the League of Young Voters, encouraging people to vote on Nov. 2. The rapper implies, as he inhales what appears to be a marijuana joint, that viewers should vote in favor of Proposition 19.
Snoop Dogg isn’t the only celebrity stepping it up in an attempt to encourage fans to vote a particular way, or to simply vote at all and make sure that each individual voice is heard. Celebrities are well-known for endorsing or downing political campaigns and encouraging fans to vote. Many celebrities even participate in rallies put on by organizations, such as Rock the Vote, which encourage fans to get out and vote, regardless of which way their vote goes.
Here is what some other celebrities are saying and doing to encourage their fans during the 2010 midterm elections.
Sarah Palin, former vice presidential candidate and running-mate to John McCain in the 2008 elections, is using her celebrity status as an endorsing factor for Joe Miller, one of Alaska’s candidates for United States senate. Miller is running against Scott McAdams after having beaten Lisa Murkowski (who is running a write-in campaign) in the primaries. Palin is one of Miller’s biggest celebrity endorsers when it comes to the 2010 midterm elections.
Tommy Chong, of Cheech & Chong, was quoted on Celebstoner for endorsing proposition 19 by saying, “Hey stoners, don’t forget to vote for Prop. 19! Legalize it! Get it Legal! Let’s grow up as a country and recognize the plant that can and will save the world!”
Kim Kardashian, along with her fellow reality-star sister Khloe Kardashian, encouraged their Twitter followers to vote in the Nov. 2 elections. Kim tweeted “Today is the day to vote for the midterm election. These elections are just as important as the Presidential elections! GO VOTE!!!!” Her sister tweeted a simple question reminding people to vote: “Who is voting today?”
R&B artist Jay-Z is also coming out of the woodwork and teaming up with HeadCount, an organization to help encourage eligible voters to register in their Vote Again, 2010 campaign. Jay-Z appeared in a public service announcement for the organization.