Obama's last celebrity push

Stevie Wonder plays a surprise concert while Neil Diamond phones voters on behalf of the president


Prachi Gupta
November 6, 2012 2:04AM (UTC)

With the 2012 election now down to its last day, President Obama has been pulling in major star power to urge Americans to get out and vote. According to the AP, 181 celebrities, including prominent actors, musicians, authors, athletes and politicians, "are being deployed to carry his message to television and radio in the waning days of the campaign." Just this weekend alone ...

Stevie Wonder played a surprise concert in Ohio:

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Neil Diamond worked the phones in Los Angeles:

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(Of course, he sang too):

Will Ferrell, the founder of Facebook, said "he'll personally give you a tattoo" if you vote for Obama:

Katy Perry performed in Milwaukee:

Pitbull gave a speech at a rally in Florida:

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John Mellencamp performed in Dubuque, Iowa:

Dave Matthews played for Obama supporters in Bristow, Va.:

Today, Bruce Springsteen played at an Obama rally in Madison, Wis., saying, "It's crunch time now, the president's job, our job, yours and mine – whether you're a Republican, a Democrat, an independent, rich, poor, black, brown, white, gay, straight, soldier, civilian – is to keep that hope alive."

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And Jay-Z raps at Obama's rally in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday afternoon:


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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