PATERSON, N.J. — Rapper Fetty Wap, a Paterson native, will be visiting his hometown Sunday, April 15th to endorse candidate Pedro Rodriguez for Mayor of Paterson. Fetty believes in Pedro’s message of empowering the youth and making sure they are involved in the democratic process. Similarly, Pedro Rodriguez knows that many politicians often overlook the progressive ideas and enthusiasm this generation can bring to the political arena. Mr. Rodriguez is honored to receive the endorsement of Fetty Wap, the RGF production family, Fat Boy SSE, and Justina Valentine because he knows the impact this will have in inspiring the youth to participate in politics.

In the wake of the March for Our Lives movement mayoral candidate Pedro Rodriguez expressed his excitement “this is a great opportunity to encourage our young leaders to use their voices in deciding Paterson’s future. I vow to open the doors of City Hall to all our youth so they get used to being part of government where their ideas are badly needed”.

Candidate Rodriguez has stated that his number one priority is making Paterson safer especially since most victims of violent crimes are young people. He also plans on initiating educational programs aimed at bettering the lives of Paterson’s youth.

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Fetty Wap, whose real name is Willie Maxwell II, says he's fortunate to be in a position where he can educate the youth on the importance of getting involved in voting and politics in general. This diverse group of young celebrities will be posing for pictures with eager fans and talking to them on the importance of registering to vote and participating in every election.

Fetty Wap is no stranger to giving back. He's donated turkeys for Thanksgiving each year in Paterson since 2015 and recently held an Easter event where he donated gift cards to local families. The rap star says he'll always support his hometown and that is why he believes Pedro Rodriguez is the best choice for Mayor of Paterson.

The event will take place on Sunday, April 15th, 2018 from 6:00 - 9:00pm at the Future Mayor’s current headquarters located at 186 Market Street, Paterson, New Jersey, 07505