Living Colour, Vernon Reid

Why is it important to vote?

Because it's the one way for to express your opinion of a situation at hand. Also it's part of your so-called duty as a citizen in a so-called democracy.

Is this election any different than elections past?

We have a dangerous, affable, extremely activist ultra conservative president. A president who, believe it or not, is to the right of Ronald Reagan, but completely cloaks his intentions. Also because the direction of The Supreme Court for the next ten to 20 years will be altered by this election.

Do politics have a place in music?
Why or why not?

Everything has a place in music. A song that means nothing can be great; a song that is deep can be horrible. I love "What's Going On?" by Marvin Gaye and I love "Get Down Tonight" by KC and The Sunshine Band. All subjects have a place in music.

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Editor's note: While we did not set out with a particular political agenda we do realize that these responses have all been leaning Democratic, if there are any artists who can represent a Republican point of view we would love to hear from you.

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