Rap impresario turned
political activist Sean “P.Diddy” Combs announced today (Nov. 6) that
Citizen Change, his non-partisan voter registration initiative, will continue
to operate and recruit young people into the electoral process even though presidential
election has passed.
phase one, step one for us to get people engaged," Diddy told the Associated
Press. "I'm trying to set up an infrastructure of empowerment and understanding
According to many
polls, the overall number of young voters who turned out did increase. Combs
viewed the successful youth turnout as a success.
And the Bad Boy
CEO thinks Citizens Change was instrumental in reversing apathy among the young.
"I think it's
obvious that the youth voter turnout increased," he said. "You gotta
understand, this community was going backward, it wasn't going forward. This
was a community that was going the other way, getting disinterested. We were
effective enough to turn them around."
in domestic issues as the head of Citizen Change, Combs may soon turn his sights
toward international politics. Diddy has recently made his intentions known
that he would like to portray 007 in the next James Bond incarnation.
is ready for a Black James Bond,” he recently told a British publication,
also citing his desire to have actress Angelina Jolie play his love interest.
Combs is considered
a long shot for the part of Bond, who has always been played by Caucasian men.