Celebrities share voting campaign videos
Voting has always been an important right in the United States as different groups have fought for the ability to do so over the years. While every election cycle brings out a renewed effort to make sure people take advantage of their right to vote, this year has seemed to feature a bigger push than ever, especially from celebrities.
The upcoming election is viewed as historically crucial, which is why with more than a month until the polls open, we’ve seen Avengers unite, classic sitcom reunions, and Katy Perry naked. All of this in the hopes that people won’t just sit at home and think their vote means nothing, and instead go out and make themselves heard.
Check out some of the most notable celebrity voting videos below.
Rocking the vote
Dwayne Johnson wants you to know how simple and quick it is to register to vote. He says on average it takes only 94 seconds to register, so his YouTube team sings a song about how easy it truly is. If you weren’t already planning on registering to vote, then you should now because The Rock will hunt you down if you don’t.
Will & Grace & Jack & Karen are back
It’s been more than 10 years since Will & Grace aired its last episode, but the stars caused a social media firestorm when they began teasing a reunion. It turns out that the reunion was to film an extended scene in support of Hillary Clinton. Jack somehow is an undecided voter in Pennsylvania (classic Jack) and his friends try to sway him to their sides. Will and Grace make passionate arguments in support of Hillary Clinton, while Karen wants to “make America bueno again.” Ultimately, the news of Katy Perry’s voting plans is all it takes to win him over.
Katy Perry gets naked
Speaking of Ms. Perry, the singer has been an avid supporter of Clinton, having campaigned for her in Iowa and performing at the DNC in July. In this video for Funny or Die, Perry leaves her political opinions out and just urges people to vote… as long as they do it clothed.Katy Perry Votes Naked from Funny Or Die
Joss Whedon’s friends assemble
Whedon may have stepped away from the Marvel universe, but that didn’t stop him from recruiting a few Avengers and even a TV president to compel people to make their voice heard. Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, and Martin Sheen are just a view of the big names wanting you to vote and promise that if you do, Ruffalo will get naked in his next movie, even if he doesn’t seem too keen on the idea.
HBO stars unite
HBO’s Veep is known for being a political satire, but as Julia Louis-Dreyfus said in her Emmy speech, the show “now feels like a sobering documentary.” Veep’s Gary Cole, Reid Scott, and Sam Richardson are among the HBO stars who’ve come together to share the message, “Use Your Voice. Use Your Vote.”
Shondaland is with her
Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, and Ellen Pompeo play “brilliant,” “complex” women, who fight for justice and give voice to the “voiceless” on Shonda Rhimes’ series. Yet, in this ad for Clinton, Washington says, “Our characters are on television.” Washington and the others then add, “The real world has Hillary Clinton.”
Vic Mensa on why he votes
The rapper speaks to his personal reasons for using his power to vote, by sharing his personal experiences with officers and his involvement with the protests after the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald by Chicago police.
Colbert assembles stars
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is serious about wanting people to vote, but they’re not going to miss an opportunity to inject some humor into the election. In this video, a group of familiar faces — John Cena, Anna Gunn, George Takei, Tituss Burgess, Trevor Noah, America Ferrera, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and more — join forces to share some unique reasons why you should register to vote and head to the polls. “It almost never causes nosebleeds,” says Ferrera, who later compares voting to “planting corn that your babies can eat in the future.”