Barbra Streisand joins the ranks of Jay-Z, Sarah Jessica Parker and Ricky Martin as the latest celebrity to cut an ad in favor of President Obama — just four days before the election.
In the ad, paid for by the National Jewish Democratic Council, Streisand says that she supports Obama because he has “got our economy moving in the right direction.”
She also touts Obama’s support for Planned Parenthood and equal pay for women and that “his landmark health care law provided millions of women with access to contraception and mammograms that they couldn’t have afford before.”
The singer also says that Obama has “continues to stand strongly with our ally Israel and in preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons while implementing the strictest sanctions ever.”
Streisand continues to say that she supports Obama because has been an advocate for LGBT rights, and repealed “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
She then digs GOP nominee Mitt Romney for his policies that “would take us backwards”:
“Governor Romney would take us backwards and is as extreme as it gets when it comes to a woman’s right to choose and giving America’s wealthiest even more tax cuts on the backs of the middle class. A Romney administration would deny health insurance to about 45 million people, end Medicare as we know it, and would savagely cut Medicaid which now covers more than 50 million Americans. A Romney Administration would oppose the Buffett Rule, which would help ensure that those who make one million dollars per year pay their fair share of taxes.
Mitt Romney does not share our values. I know Barack Obama does. In this good man, we have a president we can trust, a president whom I trust. For me the choice is clear; I hope it is for you.”