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Why Constance Wu, Cher, Laverne Cox, and Dozens More Women Want You to Vote


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When you exercise your right to vote, you express your voice and your opinion, and can support leaders who champion your beliefs of building a better world with greater equality. You also help to advance the Global Goals, which advocate for peace, justice, and strong institutions. You can join us by taking action here and registering to vote here.

With just one week until Election Day on Nov. 6, dozens of influential women are urging Americans to “Vote. Because it matters.”

“If somebody asked you, ‘What do you care about?’ — what would you say?” actress Téa Leoni asks in a new get-out-the-vote ad released Tuesday morning. The short video, produced by Mike Bloomberg and RadicalMedia, was funded by Independence USA PAC and directed by Jodie Foster — who also appears in the video.

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The video features actresses Sophia Bush, Constance Wu, Laverne Cox, and Lily Tomlin, alongside Cher, Instagram influencer Hannah Bronfman, and many more powerful women, calling on voters — especially women who tend to have historically had lower voter turnout rates — to show up for the issues they care about, including immigration, health care, climate change, women’s rights, and LGBTQ rights.

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“Women’s voices are being listened to in a way that they haven’t been before. And it's not just women candidates. It's women voters and women activists,” Foster said in a press release. 

“Women across the country have concerns and strong points of view and they can make a difference by going to the polls on Nov. 6. We hope that this campaign, featuring familiar faces in the entertainment industry, will inspire others to share their views and more importantly take action on Election Day,” she said. “It really matters.”