Video: Why vote? Watch this

Written By: - Date published: 3:15 pm, October 3rd, 2008 - 3 comments
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We’ve seen the work of Declare Yourself before. Their message is aimed at voters in the US but the call to engage and get involved resonates just as strongly for us here. This time some big names are promoting the message to get involved including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Aniston and Ellen DeGeneres (others whose faces I know but not their names!)

Some comments really stood out:
Halle Berry: “Don’t vote unless you care about healthcare”
Forrest Whitaker (corrected) “You could vote if you care about welfare, minimum wage”
Dustin Hoffman: ” …the economy, gay rights, abortion rights”..
Toby Maguire: “or your future, or the world”

The video goes on to tell people that they must be enrolled to vote. You can do that here.

Leonardo DiCaprio: “I mean, seriously, after this whole video – if you’re not going to vote, I don’t even know what to say. You know you have to vote.”

3 comments on “Video: Why vote? Watch this”

  1. Cato 1

    Thats Forrest Whitaker not Laurence Fishburne

  2. I remember when Laurence Fishburne came out to NewZealand and Peter Williams told him he was good in Pulp Fiction, Laurence replied “Wasnt me, but thats okay, we all look the same”

  3. Pascal's bookie 3

    Brett that’s awesome. 🙂

    I remember at the 99/00 turnover watching some clown on CNN asking the Dalai Lama about it and saying that even though Muslims used a different calendar, did he, as Dalai Lama have a millennium message for the west?

    The Lama sorta paused and said something about how buddhists felt that any time’s the best time to sort your shit out, but he wasn’t sure about Muslims, why don’t you ask one?

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