Actors Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon have teamed up to star in a political get out the vote video aimed at urging Americans to volunteer and vote “progressive” in the upcoming midterm elections.
The husband and wife team have joined the “Swing Left” campaign to urge people to volunteer and vote for far left-wing candidates to “hold this administration accountable” as part of an overall “last weekend” get out the vote effort.
In the video, Sedgwick begins by urging Americans to vote in the “most important midterms in our lives” and warns viewers not to be complacent. “Even if you live in a progressive stronghold, there are races all over the country near you,” she says earnestly.
“If we all take just one day, a few hours to volunteer, we’ll be one step closer to a government that will hold this administration accountable,” Kevin Bacon says.
— Kevin Bacon (@kevinbacon) August 9, 2018
In an interview about the video, Sedgwick trembled, “I am just terrified of where our country is headed,” and worried that the Trump administration is destroying Barack Obama’s legacy.
“I just feel we have gotten far off the path of what our forefathers — and women — meant for us,” she told Variety, adding that she is worried over the rollback of environmental regulations and an end to the harsh regulations Obama placed on the business sector.
Sedgwick said she understands why people in Hollywood don’t want to get into politics because whenever she posts something political on social media many people push back and tell her to get back to acting. “But I don’t care,” she exclaimed.
The Swing Left campaign is sponsored by a coalition of 30 extreme left-wing groups including MoveOn, Organizing for America, the Democrat Party, Resistbot, Working Families, United We Dream, National Domestic Workers Alliance, and many others, some of which are backed by labor unions and billionaire left-wing activist George Soros.
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