Rihanna Shares Florida Governor Endorsement, Encourages Repeal of Stand Your Ground

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Rihanna attends the 4th annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on Sept. 13, 2018 in New York City.

Rihanna has announced that she's throwing her support behind Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum for the governor of Florida, and shared her position on several other issues in the Sunshine State.

The pop singer made the announcement on Instagram Sunday (Nov. 4), just two days before the upcoming midterm elections on Tuesday.

RiRi wrote that Floridians "have the opportunity to make history this election" by electing Gillum as the first African-American governor of Florida.

"If you’re tired of feeling like you don’t matter in the political process, know the most important thing you can do in supporting a candidate is finding someone who will take on critical issues," she captioned a black-and-white image of a woman holding a sign that reads "Grab Em By the Midterms."

The singer's post also called for the repeal of the state's controversial "stand your ground" law, which allows Florida residents to defend themselves with deadly force if they are in fear of imminent danger or death, according to NBC News.

Rihanna concluded the post by encouraging Floridians to vote yes on Amendment 4, which restores voting rights to people who have been convicted of a felony and have completed the terms of their sentence.

See RiRi's full post below. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FLORIDA: You have the opportunity to make history this election. The US has only had four black Governors in its entire history, and we can help make #AndrewGillum the next one and Florida’s first! If you’re tired of feeling like you don’t matter in the political process, know the most important thing you can do in supporting a candidate is finding someone who will take on critical issues such as: making minimum wage a livable wage, paying teachers what their worth, ensuring criminal justice reform, making healthcare a right, and repealing Stand Your Ground. That’s a platform we MUST support. Let’s #bringithome, Florida. Vote @andrewgillum. And VOTE YES on Amendment 4 to restore voting rights to folks who have already paid their debt to society. VOTE on November 6th!

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