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Alicia Keys: 'Vote for Hillary Clinton to combat the hate'

Singer Alicia Keys is throwing her support behind presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton by starring in a new campaign video.

The No One star is urging her fans to pick "love" and vote for the former Secretary of State. She explains the current election has been filled with negative messages and it is American citizens' responsibility to move forward towards a more unified nation.

"This election has struck me so much, as a woman, as a black woman, as a human being," she says in a MoveOn.org video titled I Vote Love. "I've tried to make sense of the negativity eating away at the soul of our country..."

Alicia goes on to address many societal issues, including racism and women's rights and inequality struggles. However, she insists she refuses to accept the "hateful" messages and is instead focusing on all of the positive things that are happening around the country.

"In a race between moving forward together or moving backwards divided, how can anyone still be undecided...?" she continues. "We were born to love."

The star makes it clear she is voting for Clinton over Republican rival Donald Trump, insisting it is important to see a woman in the highest position of power.

"If we elect our first female president on November 8th we won't wake up on November 9th in a perfect world, but we can wake up in a more perfect union... and we will rise," she states. "I'm voting for Hillary Clinton. I'm fighting for a woman who was never meant to have a seat at the table. A woman who never quit. Who never got too jaded for hope. She endures because she has faith in our kindness. And now this is our time to be strong..."

"We need you to join us because the power belongs to the people...," she adds. "That is why your vote matters. So vote on November 8th. Vote for Hillary Clinton. Vote because you love somebody. Yourself. Your children. Your families. Your future, enough to vote for it."

Alicia joins the likes of Justin Timberlake, George Clooney, and Leonardo DiCaprio, among many others, who have endorsed Clinton.

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