Face The Vote (FTV) is part of a very large community reaction to the Voter Suppression (Voter ID) bill. The concept behind FTV is simple: The Twin Cities Hip Hop community has decided to put a face on the voters affected by the suppression bill.
The stellar hip hop artists who participated in the a powerful Face The Vote video include Toki Wright (Rhymesayers/Soul Tools), I Self Devine (Rhymesayers), Felix (of Heiruspecs), Mally, Maria Isa, Muja Messiah, Master Mind (Soul Tools), The Lioness, Danami , Kaleem, B Dot Croc, Nazeem, and Jamecia Bennett (of the Grammy Award Winning Sounds of Blackness)
On November 6th, 2012, Minnesotans will vote on whether to amend the Minnesota state constitution to require a mandatory government-issued photographic ID with a current address in order to vote. We need to VOTE NO.
MN has one of the cleanest and best elections systems in the country. The amendment would stop students, people with housing instability, communities of color, people with disabilities, rural Minnesotans, older Minnesotans, active-duty service members, and veterans from having a voice in our democracy - and would eliminate absentee voting and same-day registration as we know it (Take Action MN).
Check out some of the behind the scenes images at www.danamionline.com/general/voter-id-video-shoot-pictures/