Shondaland stars unite for voter registration PSAs
'Scandal' star Tony Goldwyn served as director for the video series
Tony Goldwyn and Matt McGorry have a message for swing state residents: get out and vote.
Cast members from the Shondaland shows — Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, and The Catch — have banded together for a series of nonpartisan videos encouraging people to vote in November’s general election.
Plenty of familiar faces will appear in the upcoming spots: Shonda Rhimes, Bellamy Young, Darby Stanchfield, Jason George, Jeff Perry, Katie Lowes, Aja Naomi King, Alfred Enoch, Rose Rollins, Karla Souza, and Jack Falahee are among those involved. They will appear in spots released in the coming weeks leading up to Election Day on Nov. 8.
The PSAs promote voter registration as well as voting the entire ticket: filling out ballots for local elections and not just the presidential contest. Some of the videos specifically target voters in swing states like Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina, including Goldwyn and McGorry’s spot. Titled “Swingin’ With Matt & Tony,” the clip shows the actors rocking back and forth on swings while discussing the importance of voting in swing states.
“It’s easy to say, ‘You know what, one vote of many doesn’t matter,'” McGorry says. “But the thing is, when we all think that our vote doesn’t matter, then we don’t have a democracy.”
“If you get out and use your voice along with other people, that makes one unbelievably loud noise,” Goldwyn adds. “And that is not only how democracy works, it’s the only way that it works.”
Goldwyn directed the spots at the Hollywood home of Oliver Bokelberg, Scandal‘s director of photography, who provided the equipment. Scandal guest actor Adam Shapiro, who is married to Katie Lowes, edited all of them and appears in a couple.
See McGorry and Goldwyn’s spot above, and register to vote at IWillVote.com.