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Alicia Keys sends top politician Valentine's message in support of criminal justice reform

Married singer Alicia Keys has recorded a special Valentine's Day (14Feb16) message for politician Paul Ryan, urging him to act on criminal justice reform.

The No One star and social activist has reached out to the Republican House Speaker in a flirty YouTube.com video, in which she offers to be his date for the most romantic day of the year if he helps to push through legislation to end the mass incarceration of non-violent crime offenders across.


Keys, who has long advocated for the cause, addresses Ryan directly in the clip, in which the sultry singer compliments the fitness fanatic by referring to old photos of the 46-year-old lifting weights.


"I never saw the Speaker of the House working out before," Keys gushes. "He must be cool. Are you cool, Paul? Show me how cool you are. In fact you can even maybe be my Valentine if you help me spread some love."


She then continues, "Help bring justice reform to a vote, so we can keep families together and reunite those that have been unjustly torn apart by excessive incarceration instead of just getting the help they needed."


Keys concludes the video by encouraging fans to get in on the Valentine's Day campaign and bombard Ryan with "love notes" via the advocacy group website WeAreHereMovement.com, demanding a complete overhaul of the criminal justice system.


A statement on the site reads: "We only have a few months left to pass criminal justice reform under President Obama, and Speaker Paul Ryan is one of the few people who can help make it happen. Join Alicia and fill out the form on the right to send Speaker Ryan a real-life Valentine asking him to let Congress vote on reform."


Ryan previously expressed an interest in tackling the nationwide issue this year (16), during the final year of Barack Obama's presidency.