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Ricky Martin To Host Obama Fundraiser

by Krista Wick 2:43 PM PDT, April 24, 2012
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Taking a cue from actor George Clooney, singer Ricky Martin has just announced his plans to support the re-election of President Barack Obama with a special fundraising event this May.

The music icon dropped by Univision's Primer Impacto newscast Tuesday night to reveal that he, along with the LGBT Leadership Council and the Futuro Fund, would be hosting a benefit for the President in New York City.

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"I am proud to support our President," said the openly gay singer on the Spanish language news program. "I believe Barack Obama has shown a deep conviction to help those most in need, even if their voices are not always the ones heard the loudest in Washington. He has also been an exceptionally strong advocate for the Latino and LGBT communities, leading us to precedent setting milestones such as the appointment of the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice and the repeal of DADT. With his actions, I believe the President has put the United States back on the right path and has earned the opportunity to finish the critical work that he has started."

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Martin's fundraising event will take place at Rubin Museum of Art in New York City on May 14.

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