Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Not Run For Office

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Lin-Manuel Miranda might be vocal about political issues, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be writing laws anytime soon.

“Please don’t make me be in politics,” he told The Washington Post on Thursday.

Although he’s not running, he still wants to be involved in the conversation. “I’m a private citizen with a big megaphone,” Miranda said in the same interview.

The musical star has taken up several political issues, including gun control and hurricane relief for Puerto Rico. He performed at the March For Our Lives rally and gave $2.5 million to charities helping hurricane victims. (RELATED: ‘Hamilton’ Response To Bush Is A World Away From How They Treated Pence)

Miranda has several political connections. His father Luis is active in New York Democratic politics.

He also has the adoration of Michelle Obama. “He’s made history come alive and showed young people that they have a role to play in politics and public service,” the former first lady said at a press conference in 2009.

Miranda is also an active political donor; he gave $20,000 to the Latino Victory Fund, a progressive organization with the goal of increasing Latino presence in politics.

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