This is fantastic. On behalf of the DCCC, actor and civil rights activist Samuel L. Jackson has recorded a radio ad encouraging voters to turn out in Tuesday’s special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, where Democrats are excited about the prospects of investigative filmmaker Jon Ossoff.
The spot is geared toward black voters (Jackson is introduced as a “Morehouse man,” a reference to the historically black college in Atlanta he attended), and the script is excellent, though you’ll really want to listen to it to get the full Samuel L. Jackson flavor:
“Hi. I’m Samuel L. Jackson. There’s a special congressional election on April 18th. What can you do? Go vote! Your vote goes a long way toward setting things right in this country. Vote for the Democratic Party. Stop Donald Trump, the man who encourages racial and religious discrimination, and sexism. Remember what happened the last time people stayed home. We got stuck with Trump. We have to channel the great vengeance and furious anger we have for this administration into votes at the ballot box. Do your friends and family a favor. Hell, do yourself a favor and vote on April 18th, and make sure to vote for the Democratic Party.”
Yes, he delivers the bolded line exactly the way you’d hope. Now let’s do as the man says and channel those righteous emotions ourselves.
Sign up to make Get Out The Vote calls for Jon Ossoff right here. If you can’t do that, chip in $3 to his campaign.