Jesse Williams has a message for all the voting skeptics out there.
The Grey’s Anatomy heartthrob has let his inner activist fly as of late, most recently touching on the importance of voting in a Save The Day super PAC public service announcement. In a full-on political discourse that reminds Americans what having the ability to vote means for democracy, Williams does not mince words and makes a great point about the government being designed for continual change.
“You say ‘Vote’ – and someone says ‘Democracy is a sham. Those people don’t speak for me, the system is rigged. You say ‘Vote’ – someone says, ‘Well it doesn’t make a difference. This state is red, that state’s blue. This thing’s already on lock. You say ‘Vote’ – someone says ‘Hey, I’m making a statement by not voting’ and then you say, ‘Well I can’t hear it.’ This is not about the White House. This is about your house. If you’re not registered to vote, you can’t sit on a jury. You can’t choose your Mayor, you can’t choose your City Council. You can’t even choose your District Attorney. You can’t decide which measures will help your family and community, and which will put them at risk. This government was designed to be changed. You can either make that change – or, you can take what little they give you. Democracy is not a sham. It’s a job. It’s our job. And it took too goddamn long to get it, to just let it slide. You say ‘Vote’ because there are people who still don’t want you to,” Williams declares in the quick clip.
It’s safe to say no one is better at an effective call-to-action. Register to vote here – then actually vote.
SOURCE: Save The Day Youtube | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty