In a new video titled “Because It Matters,” some of the world's most recognizable women urge people to make a plan to vote in the upcoming midterm elections on November 6. The ad features many stage, screen, television, and social media stars, joined by women from across the nation.


“Because It Matters” is produced by Mike Bloomberg and RadicalMedia, and directed by Jodie Foster. The ad is funded by Independence USA PAC, an effort to support candidates and referenda in local, state and federal races across the country, with a focus on issues including gun laws, the environment and education policy.



Stars making appearances include Ser Anzoategui, Tichina Arnold, Hannah Bronfman, Logan Browning, Sophia Bush, Cher, Laverne Cox, Minnie Driver, Jodie Foster, Bethenny Frankel, Isabella Gomez, Marilu Henner, Felicity Huffman, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Gloria Calderon Kellett, Minka Kelly, Zosia Mamet, Christine Lahti, Téa Leoni, Marlee Matlin, Julianne Moore, Olivia Munn, Kathy Najimy, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Piper Perabo, Ellen Pompeo, Lele Pons, Lily Tomlin, Christy Turlington-Burns, Constance Wu, and others.


The women ask viewers if they care about issues such as immigration, healthcare, climate change, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, basic human rights, gun safety and gun reform, and tell them if so, to not lose hope but to “Vote. Because It Matters.”


“Women’s voices are being listened to in a way that they haven’t been before. And it’s not just women candidates. It’s women voters and women activists,” said out actress and director, Jodie Foster. “We hope that this campaign, featuring familiar faces in the entertainment industry, will inspire others to share their views and more importantly take action on Election Day. It really matters.”


The ad is in support for Democratic candidates in the upcoming midterm elections and will run nationally and in competitive house races through Election Day with an effort to encourage all Americans to use their voice and vote.




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