Scarlett Johansson swapped the red carpet for the political podium on the final day of the Democratic National Convention where she urged young Americans to make their voices heard and 'commit to vote'
Scarlett Johansson swapped the red carpet for the political podium on the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she urged young Americans to make their voices heard and ‘commit to vote.’
The Obama supporter took to the stage to make a speech during the last day of the DNC in a patriotic American flag T-shirt, taupe blazer, maroon trousers and black heels, and appealed to twenty-something voters to make their voices heard.
‘In 2008, less than half of all eligible voters between the ages of 18 and 24 voted,’ the 27-year-old said.
‘Young America, why are we only speaking with half our voice when so many issues at stake here directly affect us? You know who I’m voting for. I’m not going to tell you who to vote for. I’m here to ask you to commit to vote.’
Other celebrities including Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington spoke in support of Obama on the night, and the evening also featured a star-studded selection of musical performances from Marc Anthony, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Mary J. Blige.
For those who might question Johansson’s political motivations, the actress had this to say:
‘Over the last two days, we’ve been reminded of something that perhaps we forgot: what has been accomplished, and what is at stake. Whether we can get health care, afford college, be guaranteed equal pay – all at risk.
‘And that’s why I’m here today – to use whatever attention I’m fortunate enough to receive to shed the spotlight on what’s at stake for all of us.’
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