This just in from the Obama campaign:
CHICAGO, IL Today, the Obama-Biden Campaign announced the endorsement of Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Shakira.
The internationally renowned artist, who is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, is an active philanthropist, whose Barefoot Foundation (Fundación Pies Descalzos) works to expand educational opportunities to poor children in her native Colombia, and around the world.
I am honored to receive the endorsement of such a talented and generous individual who has achieved worldwide acclaim, and whose commitment to social justice has made such a difference, Senator Obama said. Shakira is a role model for young Latinas in the U.S., and throughout our entire hemisphere, and I am humbled that she recognizes the type of change we need in our country and around the world.
I support Barack Obama because I think that he is the person that can bring the world the true American message, Shakira said. I feel in my heart that he would be able to reconstruct peace and confidence in the United States.
Shakira added that: I'd like to invite the Latino community to come out and make themselves present during this election because they can really make a difference. I care deeply about this country and I think everyone does because America's economy is so crucial for the rest of the world. The rest of the world's economy depends on the economy of this country, and world peace depends on the policies of this country.
So if you were undecided before, take heed to this endorsement ... because hips don't lie baby!