After leaving Twitter for 16 months, Joss Whedon, well-known filmmaker and director of popular television and movie productions such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Toy Story, and most recently, The Avengers series, has come out of hiding to send America a very important message.
Whedon has created a super PAC along with a “shit ton” (Julianne Moore’s words) of famous people called “Save the Day.” Its message is pretty simple:
“We are a short-form digital production company dedicated to the idea that voting is a necessary and heroic act. That every voice in this wonderfully diverse nation should, and must, be heard. That the only thing that can save democracy is the act that defines it. We are committed to fighting the apathy, cynicism, and honest confusion that keeps citizens from using their vote. And to reminding an increasingly out-of-touch and compromised set of representatives that they are answerable to the people they were hired to serve.”
Some of Hollywood’s greatest actors, including Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Keegan-Michael Key, Don Cheadle and Mark Ruffalo are fronting the project, and they released their first video yesterday. It’s titled simply, “Important.”
“‘You might think it’s not important, you might think you’re not important,’ Mark Ruffalo says.
‘But that’s not true,’ Keegan Michael Key replies.
‘Do we really want to give nuclear weapons to a man whose signature move is firing?’ Leslie Odom Jr. says.
In other words, get out and vote on November 8th, because your voice matters!
Watch the full video below:
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