Cher, Laverne Cox, and Lily Tomlin Urge Women to Get Out and Vote

"If women's rights really are human rights, then vote!"

Some fan-fave female celebs have joined forces to encourage women to vote in the midterms.

In a new video ad from former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and RadicalMedia, more than a dozen women entertainment industry veterans explained why voting matters now more than ever. Cher, Orange Is the New Black actress Laverne Cox, and Grace and Frankie star Lily Tomlin all make appearances, detailing what basic human rights are at stake if we don’t cast our ballots come November. Issues like immigration, healthcare, sensible gun reform, women’s reproductive rights, and LGBTQ equality are all mentioned.

“Get out and vote,” participants share, “because it matters. On November 6, we’re all in this together.”
 

Actress and producer Jodie Foster directed the spot, which was funded by Bloomberg’s Independence USA super PAC. “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 in a statement. “It really matters.”


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