Trilby Beresford
November 04, 2016 11:01 am
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The election is only days away, but the reasons to vote are still coming in at full steam. And singer JoJo opened up about her late father’s addiction battle in Vevo’s “Why I Vote” series, outlining how her personal tragedy directly relates to key policy issues.

These videos always pack an effective punch;  Kesha released an incredibly moving “Why I Vote” video that delved into her passion for LGBT equality, and there have been a number of other effective (and more humorous) PSAs to get out the vote, like Lena Dunham’s intentionally terrible Hillary Clinton rap.

But there’s nothing funny about JoJo’s video because she’s talking about the incredibly tragic issue of drug addiction. Prepare to watch something that will very likely hurt:

She goes on to talk about the time she first found out that her dad was struggling with narcotic addiction, and the emotions she went through as she tried to deal with the situation.

JoJo ultimately lost her father to his addiction, but she continues to advocate for programs to help those struggling with the same problem.

Thanks for sharing your story, JoJo. We’ll definitely be voting on November 8th.

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