Megastar singer Alicia Keys is asking Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanOvernight Regulation: Senators call for 'cost-effective' regs | FCC chief unveils plans to roll back net neutrality Overnight Tech: FCC chief unveils plan for net neutrality rollback | Tech on Trump's sweeping tax plan | Cruz looks to boost space industry Not too shabby: Trump tax plan nails corporate rate, errs on income MORE (R-Wis.) to be her Valentine, in an effort to push Congress to pass criminal justice reform this year.
"Can I call you Paul?" Keys asks in a sultry voice for a new video released Thursday. In the video, she fills out a Valentine's Day card while an image of Ryan lifting weights flashes across the screen.
"Help bring justice reform to a vote so we can keep families together and reunite those that have been unjustly torn apart by excessive incarceration instead of just getting the help they needed," Keys says.
"Keep me posted," the "Empire State of Mind" singer tells Ryan, 46.
Paul on Thursday pledged that House Republicans this year would schedule time to vote on legislation reforming the criminal justice system, which has become a major topic.
Advocates and lawmakers pushing for reform view the Speaker as an ally on the issue. It's also among the handful of topics President Obama highlighted in his first meeting earlier this week with Ryan.
The new campaign for criminal justice reform is a collaboration between Key's social justice movement We Are Here, the #cut50 initiative and MomsRising.