Emmy Award-winning actress Julia Louis Dreyfus (VEEP, SEINFELD) released a powerful new video to launch multiplyyourvote.org.
The campaign urges progressives and Democrats not only to vote but volunteer to help elect progressives and Democrats to Congress.
This campaign focuses on the November 6th election, which is VITAL. The video explains why it’s important to not only get out and vote but also volunteer — when you volunteer, you multiply your vote. Every progressive and Democratic candidate needs volunteers to help register voters, talk to their neighbors about crucial issues such as access to health care and stopping corruption in government among other human rights’ issues. The campaign urges people to go to multiplyyourvote.org, where in a couple of clicks they can find out where and when they can volunteer to be a part of winning BIG in November.
For Julia Louis-Dreyfus, this issue is personal. As she says in the video, “I’m a cancer survivor, and I’m really lucky because I had access to excellent health insurance, even with a pre-existing condition, and that’s the way it should be for absolutely everybody — and it’s not. The Republican Congress is making it worse, but the Democrats can change that.”
Republicans in Congress have been working to undermine and take away health care. As the video notes, they are also undermining women’s rights, immigrants’ rights, and harming the environment.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus says, “I’m really hoping this video will encourage people not just to vote in November, but to also volunteer now for Democrats across our great nation. Let’s get this done.”
JoAnn Loulan from the grassroots organization behind this campaign, Local Majority (localmajority.org) says, “I started this organization after the 2016 election to strengthen our democracy from the ground up. It’s simple: If we vote, we win If we act by voting and volunteering the election is ours. Most Americans believe in civil rights for all people. Your vote DOES count! And you can inspire others to do the same.”
Karuna Jaggar, executive director of Breast Cancer Action says, “Access to treatment is life or death for breast cancer patients. But when cancer treatments cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, it is out of reach for most people without healthcare coverage. The Affordable Care Act protects the one in four Americans with a pre-existing condition from discrimination. This November, please vote to protect healthcare access for people with breast cancer and other pre-existing conditions.”