Rapper Young Jeezy is at it again: showing the mettle that makes him a strong representative of the young people in America.

He doesn't just talk the talk, he walks the walk!

Multi-Platinum Rapper Young Jeezy spent this past weekend in Georgia volunteering at the Austell Obama Campaign Office where he worked at the phone bank, rolling calls to undecided voters and encouraging them to show up to the polls cast their ballets for Obama on election day.

Stephenie Lemon from Georgia Youth For Obama / Hip Hop for Obama says: "The volunteers at the Austell Obama Campaign Office would like to thank Young Jeezy for coming out to volunteer with us. We were so impressed to see him personally making phone calls to other supporters and his efforts made a big impact with our young volunteers. We know that as a national music artist he has a very busy schedule but it speaks volume to his commitment to elect Barack Obama the 44th President of the United States."

Young Jeezy also showed up to cast his early vote this past Thursday (WATCH).

Source: Industry Public Relations

  • terika83

    cool...

  • Kymystry

    Glad to see him making a difference ...

  • kwallace577

    this is great about jeezy.

  • PAGESINADIARY

    do yo thing!!!

    i like a man who not only talks the talk but walks the walk

  • ReadTheBlog

    Does Jeezy still run with the Black Family Mafia or whomever they are?

  • KaraZ

    @readtheblog

    They just got sentenced and even though Jeezy semi-implicated himself in his lyrics, allegedly purchased a home for his then girlfriend in cash and rides cars that his record sales and short career don't seem to be able to afford; he never got arrested or anything. Had this been a movie, I'd have said he's cooperating with the Feds... *shrug*

  • http://myspace.com/iyonah iyonah

    @ readtheblog ... I think he is still closely associated, running things ... I doubt.

    Its cool to see him involved.

    Sidebar:has any1 heard the Spotlight Remix w/ Jeezy on it?? I really like it .. whatcha saying, all that sanging ... lol.

    Jeezy vocal delivery sets him apart always.

  • ladilovely

    'I Didn't Vote For Obama'

    'I Didn't Vote For Obama' by Kentucky Scott

    I'm a middle-class white guy living in Jacksonville , Florida . I've got a wife and two kids. Because the kids had no school today, I took a vacation day from work, and took the kids downtown to vote early. Fifty-nine minutes later, two smiling children and I proudly sported 'I Voted' stickers.
    But I didn't vote for Obama.

    I voted for my ancestors, who believed in the promise of this country and came with nothing as immigrants. I voted for my parents, who taught in the public schools for decades. I voted for Steve, an acquaintance of mine from Kentucky . (Killed by an IED two years ago in Iraq ). I voted for Shawn, another who's been to Iraq twice, and Afghanistan once, and who'll be going back to Afghanistan again soon -- and whose family earned eleven bucks a month too much to qualify for food stamps when the war started. I voted for April, the only African-American girl in my high school -- it was years before it occurred to me how different her experience of our school must have been. I voted for my college friends who are Christian, Jewish, Mormon, and yes -- Muslim. I voted for my grandfathers, who worked hard in factories and died too young. I voted for the plumber who worked on my house, because I want him to get a REAL tax break. I voted for four little angels from Birmingham . I voted for a bunch of dead white men who, although personally flawed, were willing to pledge their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor, and used a time of great crisis to expand freedom rather than suspend it. I voted for all those people and more, and I voted for all of you, too.

    But mostly, I voted selfishly: I voted for two little kids, one who has ballet in an hour, and one who has baseball practice at the same time. I voted for a world where they can be confident that their government will represent the best that is in this country, and that will in turn demand the best of them.
    I voted for a government that will be respected in the world. I voted for an economy that will reward work above guile. I voted for everything I believe in. Sure, I filled in the circle next to the name Obama, but it wasn't him I was voting for -- it was every single one of us, and those I love most of all.'

  • http://myspace.com/diva_mama2 DivaMama

    Good Morning Fam!

    Thanks for sharing this, ladilovely. It was a good read.

    Good for Jeezy helping out! I wanted to help this election, but I had so much on my plate I couldn't take time. What I do hope is that people take this enthusiasm from this election and make sure to vote in the next 4 years and in the following elections as well. The right to vote is not a one shot deal.

    OBAMA '08

  • Kymystry

    Morning Diva ... is there going to be a watch party on Tues with BLACKBARBIE ? ... since I'm off on Wed's .. I might try to catch that ....

    and I loved the Spirit of what Kentucky Scott had to say..

    When I pick my son up from football practice .. i usually have about 6 boys hanging out at my car .. and one (he's white) asked me why I was voting for Obama .. and I told Him .. I'm voting for YOU GUYS .. so You'll have a brighter future .. so I can TOTALLY get the gist of Kentucky's messg

  • http://myspace.com/diva_mama2 DivaMama

    Hey Kym!

    Yes, they are having a watch party. I would LOVE to go, but I'll be honest and say that I'm a bit scared about how people will act during the watch and after all polls close. I don't want to get caught up in a riot!

    Tomorrow is going to be an interesting day, as well as the day after...

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    My boyfriend doesn't care about this election so I can appreciate what Jeezy did. He can influence people like my boo who are a little rough around the edges and still don't believe in American politicians of any race. I have no doubt that rappers who have come out in support of Barack have mobilized people who would not ordinarily vote. Big up to T.I., Jeezy, Diddy, Luda and all the rap heads who have encouraged hood folks to vote.

  • iscream

    Darn it lovilady you got me all emotional @ work. That was lovely

    HEY SANDRA ROSE WHERE IS THE POST ON YA GIRL SARAH P GETTING PUNKED by a radio show.

  • teecee

    gettin a call from the snow man .......

  • http://myspace.com/iyonah iyonah

    Nice post ladilovely ..

    @ Diva ... me 2, I am hoping & praying that nothign negative happens, regardless of who wins.

  • http://myspace.com/iyonah iyonah

    nothing***

  • shunda

    I received this list from a friend.

    Coming into the final days of this presidential campaign season, it appears that Obama will really win this thing.  If that happens, there will be a lot of people (some of our co-workers included) who will be afraid that an Obama presidency will usher in the end of days.  They'll be watching us on November 5th (the day after the election) for signs of the end times. To keep the peace and keep a lot of folks from getting nervous, I think we  should develop a list of acceptable celebrations and behaviors we should probably avoid at least for the first few days:      1.No crying, hugging or shouting Thank you Lord at least not in  public  2  No high-fives at least not unless the area is clear and there are no witnesses  
    3No laughing at the McCain/Palin supporters  
    4.No calling in sick on November 5th. They ll get nervous if too  many of us don t show up. 
    5 We re allowed to give each other knowing winks or nods in  passing.  Just try to keep from grinning too hard. 
    6.No singing loudly, We ve come this Far By Faith  (it will be  acceptable to hum softly)  
    7.No bringing of  barbeque ribs or fried chicken for lunch in the  company lunchroom for at least a week(no chittlings at  all) (this may make us seem too ethnic) 
    8.No leaving kool-aid packages at the water fountain (this might be  a sign that poor folks might be getting a break through)
    9.No Cupid Shuffle during breaks (this could indicate a little too much excitement)
    10.Please no Moving on Up music  (we are going to try to remain humble)  
    11.No doing the George Jefferson dance (unless you're in your office  with the door closed)
    12. Please try not to yell----BOOOO YAH! 
    13. Just in case you're wondering, Doing the Running Man, cabbage  patch, or a backhand spring on the highway is 100% okay. 

  • Naima

    Jeezy shut up! Most undecideds are YT and your behind calling them will make them run to the polls for McCain

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    MORNING FAM!

    KYM - THE M BAR WILL BE HOSTING A WATCH PARTY. I HADN'T PLANNED ON COMING BUT IF YOU DO DECIDE TO COME. I WILL MAKE PLANS TO BE THERE. LET ME KNOW.

  • Kymystry

    for those who early voted in GA .. and want to make sure your Vote was counted .. use this link to check .. it SHOULD read .. ACCEPTED and the date you voted .. it should NOT read pending

    http://www.sos.georgia.gov/elections/polllocator/PollLocator.aspx

  • candycane

    My baby did that too. It was a few months ago though, and he sure is proud, that he helped get Obama elected.

  • http://myspace.com/diva_mama2 DivaMama

    Kym, it says absentee ballot received with the date, not accepted. Should I be worried?

  • Kymystry

    That EXACTLY what you should see Diva ... :-)

    You filled out an absentee ballot IN ORDER to vote .. they've submitted the Ballot that has the Numb of that lil Yellow card they gave u to Cast your ballot :-)

  • http://myspace.com/diva_mama2 DivaMama

    Perfect!

    I took my cousin to vote for the first time.. she just turned 18 and when I took her to be registered, she was too excited. After we voted last week, she was jumping up and down telling everyone that she is an American and Obama's got this! I was excited to share that with her. :)

  • Kymystry

    Thats soooo Cool Diva ... tell her we are PROUD of her .. :-)

  • shunda

    I am soo happy so many young people are getting out to vote. The head of our board of elections here made a point to say that he does not want anyone to get out of the long lines. He was like if you think you will be hungry bring a snack, If you think you will be tired bring a chair.

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    I JUST DROPPED MY ABSENTEE BALLOT OFF TO THE DEPT OF ELECTIONS!!!

    YEAAAAAAA......

    OBAMA 08!!!!
    (PROUDLY WEARING MY STICKER)

  • Kymystry

    @ BLACKBARBIE .. i'm going to stick close to the crib .... I wanna be home with my son in case anarchy prevails

  • bklynchick

    I will be voting tomorrow EARLY IN THE AM!! I am taking my daughters with me so they can see what black folks can do when we come together.

    Good Job Jeezy for showing your support to the next president of the United States

    OBAMA YA'LL!!!!!

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    OK KYM....

    LOL

  • Sister Toldja

    Oh Ms. Sandra. I see you don't like Barack, but you support strong Black men like Young Jeezy, with his ties to violent organized crime and his lyrics that perpetuate violence and celebrate death and destruction of the Black community. I don't blame you for excercising your right to choose your candidate (or to feel opposed to all the candidates), but I don't understand how in one breath you can challenge Barack's blackness and then praise someone like Jeezy who is such a negative influence over Black people. I mean yeah, it's good that he's getting out the vote, but that does not negate who he is the rest of the time: a miscreatin...and a WAAAAAACK emcee!