Joss Whedon returned to Twitter in a big way this week by launching his Save the Day initiative, which brings together a ton of famous and not-so-famous-but-you-probably-still-recognize-them actors to encourage Americans to get out and vote on Election Day.
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The first phase of Save the Day is a PSA featuring the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Juliane Moore, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Martin Sheen, imploring Americans to take this election seriously. The video doesn’t explicitly endorse either the Republican or Democratic party, but it’s not hard to read between the lines when Don Cheadle utters lines like, “a racist, abusive coward who could permanently damage the fabric of our society.” (hint: he’s talking about Trump)
The Save the Day website reads, “We are a short-form production company dedicated to the idea that voting is a necessary and heroic act. That every voice in this wonderfully diverse nation should, and must, be heard. That the only thing that can save democracy is the act that defines it. We are committed to fighting the apathy, cynicism, and honest confusion that keeps citizens from using their vote. And to reminding an increasingly out-of-touch and compromised set of representatives that they are answerable to the people they were hired to serve.”
In an interview with Buzzfeed on Wednesday, Whedon explained that it was surprisingly easy to get so many famous people on board for his PSA. “There is almost nobody that I wouldn’t approach to say, ‘If you can pitch in, do it now,” he said. “It was pretty much the same spiel to everybody: ‘Doing a voting PSA to help get out the vote and stop orange Muppet Hitler.”
Oh and if you need more incentive: if Save the Day is successful, Mark Ruffalo will get naked in his next movie, apparently. What a trooper.
(Source: Entertainment Weekly)