Ariana Grande is wrapping up her whirlwind year with some big news: She’s backing presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.

Vermont’s socialist senator attended Grande’s Atlanta concert, and it was truly a meeting of the minds.

Grande then gave a ringing endorsement of Sanders on Twitter:

“MY GUY. thank you Senator Sanders for coming to my show, making my whole night and for all that you stand for !” Grande wrote. “@headcountorg and i are doing our best to make you proud. we’ve already registered 20k+ young voters at my shows alone. also i will never smile this hard again promise.”



Sanders shared the photos himself and added, “I want to thank @ArianaGrande for not only being a wonderful entertainer, but also for being such an outstanding advocate for social justice. We must all be prepared — like Ariana has shown — to fight for everyone who is struggling. It was great to meet her in Atlanta last night.”

Grande partnered with Headcount, a nonprofit organization, to spearhead a voter registration initiative called “#thankunextgen” on her Sweetener World Tour.

On Instagram, she applauded her fans for their activism and engagement. “I’m so proud of my fans for paying attention and getting involved,” Grande said. “We adore you!

Sanders has collected several high profile supporters.

In July, he teamed up with Cardi B to create a campaign video aimed at getting young people more involved in politics.

Cardi tweeted about Sanders, saying that she’d be reading about him since the last election cycle and was disappointed that he wasn’t even elected the democratic candidate.

“This man been fighting for equal rights, HUMAN rights for such a long time. Seeing this country become a better place been really his passion for a long time not a new front for a campaign.”

Also on the list of Bernie backers?

Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, key players of the so-called progressive congressional “squad,” both announced their endorsements for Sanders last month.


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