The sacrifices that Becky G’s grandparents made when they migrated from Mexico to the United States have not been lost on the young star.

In a new video for Vevo’s “Why I Vote” campaign, the 19-year-old singer, whose given name is Rebecca Gomez, describes how her grandparents’ pasts have shaped everything from her work ethic to her outlook on life and her desire to rock the vote this November.

“If I look at the American dream of my grandparents, it was simply just for wanting a better life for their families,” she explains in the video, posted Oct. 21. “For a better education, for better job opportunities, for a safer way of living. If it weren’t for them and their bravery, I would not be where I am today.”

Read more at HuffPost Latino Voices.

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