Alicia Keys is pulling out all the stops in order to get House Speaker Paul Ryan to bring the criminal justice and reform bill to a vote. Instead of starting a rally or writing a song about the issue, the 35-year-old R&B singer-songwriter is using her feminine charms to invite Ryan to join her advocacy.
In a YouTube video that was uploaded on Wednesday, Alicia Keys is seen writing Paul a note on a Valentine card while admiring a photo of him lifting weights.
Alicia Keys Asks Paul Ryan to be Her Valentine
“Can I call you Paul?” she says in her trademark sultry tone. “I never saw the Speaker of the House working out before. He must be cool,” adds Keys before addressing him directly through the camera.
“Are you cool, Paul? Show me how cool you are.”
She even went as far as to ask him to be her Valentine if he “helps her spread some love” by supporting her cause.
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) February 4, 2016
The minute-and-seventeen-second video was recorded by Alicia Keys on behalf of her advocacy group called We Are Here. The campaign aims to gather various individuals to reach out to Ryan and urge him to push the bill to the floor for debate.
“Help bring justice reform to a vote so we can keep families together and reunite those that have been torn apart by excessive incarceration instead of just getting the help they needed,” appealed Keys to Ryan.
Alicia Keys Advocates Criminal Justice Reform
On Thursday, the Speaker pledged that Republican member of the House will allot time to vote on a number of criminal justice bills that were passed by the Judiciary Committee. While no specific timeline has been set, Ryan told Fox News that the bill is “well on its way here in the House.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 4, 2016
Alicia Keys started the We Are Here movement in 2014 to channel her music and fans to social justice causes like gender equality, stricter gun laws, and criminal justice reform.