Willie Nelson wants people to get out and vote. The country music icon recently uploaded a video trying to get more people to the polls.
“It don’t matter how you vote or who you vote for just go vote,” he says in the video. “Vote now; vote quick, hurry up. … Just go vote.”
Nelson has been very vocal about voting recently. In addition to his video, Nelson took part in a webinar Wednesday along with Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX – 20), actress Cynthia Nixon, and Homeland Insecurity Host Erika Andiola. RAICES Action put on the virtual event to help raise support for immigrants and bring awareness to their struggles.
The presidential election is set for Nov. 3, but most states have early voting. Find out more about your state’s election calendar, here.
Willie Nelson Won’t Hide Political Views
Earlier this month, Willie Nelson released an animated video for his 2018 song “Vote ‘Em Out.” He’d originally released the song for the “Turn Out for Texas” rally to benefit Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rouke in his failed bid to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
Though, Nelson doesn’t clearly pick a side in the song.
“If you don’t like who’s in there, vote ’em out,” he sings in the animated video. “That’s what Election Day is all about. The biggest gun we’ve got is called the ballot box. So if you don’t like who’s in there, vote ’em out.”
Nelson has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. He’s taken part in virtual fundraisers for the Democratic candidate and he’s hoping to turn Texas blue. The Cook Political Report, a respected election tracking firm, recently changed Texas from a “leans Republican” to a “toss up” between President Donald Trump and Biden.
Moreover, Nelson, who supported Hillary Clinton in 2016, is a lifelong Democrat. “I’ve been supporting Democrats all my life,” Nelson previously said in an interview.
Nelson spoke about people’s reactions to his previous support of O’Rourke on “The View.”
“I don’t care,” Nelson said. “You know, they’re entitled to their opinions and I’m entitled to mine. Everybody has an opinion. Everybody has a right to an opinion.”