Election Day brings out the best in some celebrities. The one thing that should bring all of us together, no matter which side of the political fence you sit on, is the fact that everyone, and I mean everyone, should vote.
And thankfully many of our favorite celebs are imploring their fans to do just that.
Common has been stumping with President Obama. The previously (admittedly) apathetic citizen finally found political Jesus in 2008. This year he performed at get-out-the-vote rallies in Chicago and Cleveland.
Snoop Dogg is also urging citizens to hit the voting booths. The Doggfather released an ad in support of Proposition 19 in California (to legalize and regulate marijuana). Okay, okay, so it has to take some ganja to get Snoop riled up, but at least he's doing something. Zach Galifianakis seemed to concur when he fired up a joint on Real Time With Bill Maher last Saturday night.
But not all celebs are so, er, issue-oriented. Olivia Wilde from House urges you to vote -- yes you, personally -- via MoveOn.org and Facebook.
A group of notable Greek-Americans wants you to know that, while democracy was their idea first, let's not screw it up people!
George Stephanopoulos, Bob Costas, Nick Galifianakis, Maria Menounos, and Chris Sarandon all star in the video Heck Yeah! We Invented Democracy.
Rock the Vote brought out Wayne Brady, Kate Walsh of Private Practice, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson from Modern Family.
Jay-Z is speaking out for Vote Again 2010, trying to get people who voted in 2008 back out for the not-as-sexy-but-just-as-important midterm elections.
And finally, Justin Bieber would seem to be an odd choice to endorse getting out the vote considering that he's, um, Canadian and only 16. True, it wasn't his idea. But some college voting activists cleverly used his name in vain.
Campus Progress, the college spin-off of the Center for American Progress, came up with the idea that Bieber, he of the swept bangs and gazillion fans, could be a factor in voter turnout. They've been promoting a video that makes this plea:
This isn't your standard election year video of celebrities asking you to vote. It's us, asking you to vote for celebrities who can't, celebrities like Justin Bieber. Bieber's too young to vote, yet whomever we elect in the 2010 midterm elections will impact his future and ours. ... So tell your parents, your grandparents, your Facebook friends. ... If they won't do it for you, ask them to do it for Bieber.
I agree. If for no other reason ... do it for Bieber!
What about you? Are you going to vote this year?
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