Save the Day PAC Assembles Hollywood's A-List to Get Out the Vote

Mark Ruffalo in a get-out-the-vote video by the Save the Day super PAC.
Mark Ruffalo in a get-out-the-vote video by the Save the Day super PAC.

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By Charles Lam

Save the Day, a super PAC founded by filmmaker Joss Whedon, today released its first get-out-the-vote video, titled "Important," featuring a multitude of "famous people" encouraging viewers to participate in November's presidential election.

"You might think it's not important, you might think you're not important," Mark Ruffalo, one of the actors featured, says during the video.

"But that's not true," Keegan Michael Key replies.

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While the video does not mention Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump by name, it does reference a "racist, abusive coward who could permanently damage the fabric of our society." (Donald Trump previously hosted "The Apprentice," which airs on the NBC TV network. NBCUniversal is the parent company of both NBC News and the NBC TV network.)

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"Do we really want to give nuclear weapons to a man whose signature move is firing?" Leslie Odom Jr. says.

In addition to Ruffalo, Key, and Odom, the video features Martin Sheen, Robert Downey Jr., Randall Park, Rosie Perez, Scarlett Johansson, Jesse Williams, Don Cheadle, Neil Patrick Harris, and Ashley Johnson, among others.

The video also spotlights the election's effect on several issues and institutions, including Congress, the Supreme Court, immigration, student debt, and gun control.

According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, while Whedon is a Clinton supporter, Save the Day's activities won't be focused on attacking Trump. Rather, the organization's focus will be driving voter turnout, especially among disenfranchised groups.

"It's not about attacking because Donny's real good at attacking himself," Whedon told the publication. “It’s about getting people to vote, because it’s frightening the apathy that people are treating the most crucial election of their lifetimes with.”