Alicia Keys sent House Speaker Paul Ryan a Valentine’s Day video. In it she explains she’ll be his Valentine if he will vote on criminal justice reform.
“I recently saw a picture of you working out, and I was like, ‘Mmmmm,'” she says in the video. “I never saw the Speaker of the House working out before. He must be cool.”
— E! Online (@eonline) February 5, 2016
Next she asks Ryan to show her exactly “how cool” he is by bringing up the criminal justice reform issue to President Barack Obama before he leaves office.
“In fact you can even maybe be my valentine if you help me spread some love,” Alicia Keys continues. “Help bring justice reform to a vote so we can keep families together…Can you do that Paul? I know you can.”
“You’re welcome in advance for the thousands of love notes that are coming your way,” she says in a rather flirty manner.
Alicia Keys even seals the Valentine with a kiss.
— Civil Rights (@civilrightsorg) February 5, 2016
Alicia Keys’ We Are Here Movement website states “We only have a few months left to pass criminal justice reform under President Obama, and Speaker Paul Ryan is one of the few people who can help make it happen. Join Alicia and fill out the form on the right to send Speaker Ryan a real-life Valentine asking him to let Congress vote on reform.”
What’s your take on the Valentine Alicia Keys sent to House Speaker Paul Ryan? You have to give her credit for using her creativity as a means of achieving social justice.
Kudos to Alicia Keys for working so hard to change lives. She sets a fine example for other celebrities who could use their notoriety to do the same.