“No one looked up till it was too late,” says Elisabeth Moss at the start of the above video, which was made in conjunction with Change.org — the petition platform and hub for civic organizing — who has teamed up with the Emmy-nominated Hulu show The Handmaid’s Tale to encourage people to speak up and take action on the issues they feel are most important.
The quote evokes Margaret Atwood’s novel and the Hulu show adapted from it, with the creative team and stars of the show explaining how Change.org can help one to speak out and up for the causes they most believe in. It’s a partnership that makes a lot sense; the horrifying events of The Handmaid’s Tale are fiction, but they do illustrate just how easily a society can slip into chaos and tyranny.
“People waited too long to speak up,” Moss says, of the characters’ predicament.
Take a look at the video above and find out more about being a voice for change.