“We have the ability to determine our own futures.”
by Molly Thomson
Whether you’re old enough to vote (18) or not, it is never too early to be proactive and to educate yourself on who is running for office and how our government works as a whole. With such a polarizing, hateful, and highly-disputed election just weeks away, your voice matters now more than ever. And a huge gaggle of your favorite celebs agree.
Here are some celebs who want you to rock the vote this November & to stay informed:
American Eagle and Rock the Vote have partnered to encourage young people (like you!) to vote, and Madison Pettis is the face of the campaign. “If we all come together and use the power of our vote, we have the ability to determine our own futures,” Pattis, who will be voting for the first time in November, explained.
The singer partnered with Funny or Die and Rock the Vote, and voted…naked? While we don’t recommend hitting the polls in your birthday suit, we do applaud her for her efforts to raise young peoples’ awareness to vote.
*Note: This was an attempt to create publicity around voting; she actually cast her ballot fully clothed on Hillary Clinton’s birthday.
Miley Cyrus has been an active supporter of Hillary Clinton since she became the democratic nominee, and she has faced backlash for being so outspoken. Her swivel from Bernie to Clinton bothered some fans, but she flatly said, “If you could ever consider Donald Trump, you never understood Bernie in the first place.” She also went door-to-dorm-door at Virginia’s George Mason University encouraging students to vote.
Kesha released a video on October 12 called “Why I Vote,” where she spoke about the election, saying, “You are choosing between someone who is promising to build walls and someone who is hopeful, and if those are my two options, I definitely want to go with hope.”
The pop singer may have voted in a possibly illegal and highly controversial way (do not take a selfie while you’re voting!!) but his heart was in the right place. On Jimmy Fallon, he deadpanned, “Get out and vote. But don’t take a picture of yourself in there.” Sound advice. You’re free to take a selfie with your “I Voted” sticker after, guys!
I could go on. Robert Downey Jr., Neil Patrick Harris, James Franco, Adele, Lady Gaga, Viola Davis, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, and America Ferrera want you to vote, too. To name just a few.
Young people are one of the most underrepresented groups in the polls year after year. Let’s work to change that. We have a voice; let’s use it.
Register to vote here.