Scarlett Johansson is no stranger to national politics. A vocal supporter of President Obama, the actress has been increasingly outspoken on the issues of the day, lending her voice to a PSA on the GOP's proposed defunding of Planned Parenthood, speaking at the Democratic National Convention and asking young people to vote, and most recently, appearing in MoveOn.org's latest election ad -- targeted at women. ScarJo appears alongside fellow actresses Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington to implore women to consider what's at stake in this election. It's a must-watch.
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Whether you agree with this ad or not, it's easy to blow off loudmouth celebrities who seem to be reaching beyond their area of expertise by getting involved in political debate. But these actresses are clearly NOT Lindsay Lohan, Honey Boo Boo, or even Stacey Dash. In fact, these women are not just actresses. They're activists, who each have a personal track record of putting their actions and their money where their mouths are. And for that reason, they deserve this platform to express their convictions about what we're voting for and against come November 6.
At the RNC, Clint Eastwood spoke to an empty chair. In this ad, ScarJo, Eva Longoria, and Kerry Washington are speaking to American women and asking that we think not only about ourselves, but our mothers' and daughters', sisters' and wives' rights that a Romney-Ryan White House would obliterate. They mean business. And so should we.
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