It’s Not Enough To Just Vote, Kerry Washington And Other Celebs Are Encouraging The Public To Volunteer

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Breanna Edwards Oct, 03, 2018

It’s Not Enough To Just Vote, Kerry Washington And Other Celebs Are Encouraging The Public To Volunteer

The upcoming midterm elections are seen by many as a critical turning point for this nation.

People from all walks of life—politicians, celebrities, community organizers and more—have been rallying to ensure that everyone who can vote is registered to vote and then does vote.

However, some celebs are also making The Last Call for The Last Weekend, a campaign by The Last Weekend a coalition of progressive political organizations, organized by Swing Left, that encourage people to volunteer one million hours to help get out the vote on the last weekend before the Nov. 6 elections.

The campaign is a video series featuring prominent volunteers, including actresses Kerry Washington, Uzo Aduba and Tracee Ellis Ross; activists such as DeRay Mckesson; and politicans such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“There’s so much at stake this November. When I think about the right to choose, when I think about family separation, when I think about gun violence, when I think about education, when I think about immigration, I just know that if I want to live in a country that reflects my values, I’ve got to get to work and make sure that everybody is showing up to vote,” Washington said in a separate clip uploaded from the campaign.

“This midterm election as it’s drawing closer and closer, we have a really unique time in our history to determine who we are, what we believe and what we want to leave to our future,” Aduba emphasized in another clip. “And it is in each of our hands to make that determination and it’s our responsibility quite frankly. It’s all hands on deck time, everybody. No sleeping at the wheel….We need everybody.”