- Title: Jane Fonda, Cher, Tiffany Haddish urge the electorate to vote
- Date: 5th November 2018
- Summary: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 01, 2018) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) JANE FONDA, ACTRESS, SAYING: "More than any other election that I can remember this particular election is going to determine whether we can continue to call ourselves a democracy. Whether we're going to be able to live in a country of people that are different from each other and truly get along and love each other. I mean, that's a lot. Our constitution. I mean, this is - what's at stake is the bedrock of what my father fought in the second World War for. Whatâ€¦ it's critical, there's nothing more important than to vote. And for the young people when you get to the end of your life you want to be able to say to yourself I did all I could. When it really mattered I was there. They don't understand that, but I'm older and I can say that is it true. (looks at camera and mouths 'vote')
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- Keywords: vote mid-term congressional elections Hollywood celebrities get out the vote Jane Fonda Cher
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- City: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, AND WEST HOLLYWOOD AND LOS ANGELES AND BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITEDS STATES / TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
- Country: USA
- Topics: Celebrities,Arts / Culture / Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA001958D64N
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- Story Text:While both Taylor Swift and Rihanna have used their Instagram accounts to promote voting in the upcoming midterms, other celebrities have used the old fashioned way of talking about it.
Jane Fonda thinks Tuesday's (November 6) mid-term congressional elections are the most consequential in her lifetime. "More than any other election that I can remember this particular election is going to determine whether we can continue to call ourselves a democracy," said the 80-year-old two-time Oscar winner.
While promoting her new album, Cher told Reuters "the only thing I think that we can do and must do is vote. Every woman in the United States of voting age has got to vote. Otherwise, stop complaining. Do not complain if you don't vote."
Debra Messing also expressed her concerns about the upcoming election, saying "The number of people who show up on voting day is so abysmal and lower than... It's horrible and it's a privilege of ours to be able to give our voice and participate. It doesn't matter which political party you're part of, just vote!"
Upcoming star Tiffany Haddish said "I think it's important to vote so that we can have checks and balances because some people need to be checked and we need to get things back in balance."
Although in the past, celebrities have worn their political views on their sleeves, with the midterms, numerous Hollywood actors, like Gina Rodriguez, John Cho, Milo Ventimiglia, Jeffrey Wright, Michelle Yeoh and Constance Wu have simply called on people to register and get to the polls.
The more seasoned political celebrities, like Michael Moore and Alyssa Milano, have been calling on people to help flip the swing districts.
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