Fresh off the viral success of their "Turn Out for What" public service announcement, Rock the Vote is counting on the "Hand of Power" to inspire Asian Americans, particularly Millenials, to register and vote in the upcoming November midterm elections.
“As the fastest-growing racial demographic in the U.S., this community wields considerable political clout," said Ashley Spillane, Rock the Vote's president, in a statement. "It is crucial that we ensure they use the power of their vote to voice what issues are important to them and affect change in their lives, their community, and our country.”
The minute-long video stars Filipino actor-dancer Gabriel Valenciano -- of "Super Selfie" dance compilation video fame -- and actress Amy Hill. Hill magically appears across the table from a bored-looking Valenciano to inspire him into action.
"We can affect change in the next election!" she says. "You must vote. You have the hand of power!"
A super-cut dance sequence, special-effect lasers, humans in full-body animal costumes, and music ensues.
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