Celebrities Used The Hours Before The Polls Opened To Urge Their Followers To Vote With Passionate Social Media Posts
“This election isn’t just about you … It’s about every fellow American who needs to see a better, kinder future for our nation. Do the right thing. Please.”
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As I’m sure you’re aware, today — Tuesday, November 3 — is the day of the US presidential election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
In the hours before the polls opened, celebrities swarmed social media with last minute posts urging their followers to vote today. Here are their messages.
Beyoncé revealed that she’d be voting for Biden/Harris before urging people in her home state to do the same. “Come thru, Texas! #VOTE 😘,” she wrote.
Katy Perry dressed up as an “I voted” sticker and took to the streets to encourage people to head to the polls. “Tell your mom, tell your dad, tell complete strangers on the street to #VOTENOW #BRINGAFRIEND #BRINGASNACK #TAKEYOURBIKE 🇺🇸 #buthonkifyoualreadyvoted,” she wrote.
Cardi B told followers that she’d be getting up “extremely early” to go and cast her vote, and urged them to do the same.
“PLEASE VOTE TOMORROW 🇺🇸” Gigi Hadid wrote, before sharing information about states that allow election day registration.
Jenna Dewan revealed she was voting for her daughter (pictured,) her son and “our future generations.” She added: “I pray we bring this country healing, equality and unification once again.♥️💙”
“Last message before tomorrow,” Viola Davis wrote. “VOTE for your kids, yourself, the voiceless, your parents, family, your country, your future, your present…..VOTE!!!! God bless America ✌🏿🇺🇸💛”
Kerry Washington shared a post as she prepared to vote from Michigan. “It’s not too late to be heard, but the time is NOW!” she wrote in the caption. “Your voice and your vote matter more than you know and we’re not going to let anybody take that from us. RIGHT?!? Let’s do this thing!!!!!! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾”
“Done. Voted. Appreciative of everyone who waited in a rainy line to have their voices heard, appreciative of all who worked inside with such focus, patience and resolve,” Neil Patrick Harris wrote. “If you haven’t yet voted, MAKE A PLAN. Take it seriously. Wait in line. Don’t rush. Be mindful. Be steadfast. Be proud. #vote.”
Kourtney Kardashian revealed she’d voted early, posting a photo of herself wearing her “I voted” sticker before zooming in on the “Vote” logo on her hoodie in a bid to encourage fans to do the same.
Kris Jenner posted information about polling stations and urged followers to “make a plan to vote” ahead of time.
Amy Schumer followed suit, posting tips for voting in person.
“Save, share, and commit this guide to memory to make sure you have what you need to vote in-person before polls close tomorrow,” she added in the caption.
Queer Eye’s Tan France shared polling station opening times alongside an impassioned message to fans: “If you haven’t been convinced to vote by now, I’m sure you won’t be encouraged by me, but know that this election isn’t just about you, It’s about every fellow American who needs to see a better, kinder future for our nation. Do the right thing. Please.”
His Queer Eye co-star, Karamo Brown, used a post marking his 40th birthday to encourage fans to vote, writing: “40!!!!!!!!! Happy Birthday To Me! I’m so ready for this next decade. Also please go out and vote for Biden/ Harris today & tomorrow!”
“Shout out to everyone volunteering at the polls. #vote2020,” Awkwafina wrote.
Mindy Kaling posted a photo of herself wearing a Kamala Harris hoodie alongside the caption: “It’s getting close!”
Selena Gomez shared a video in which she opened up about the “huge lessons” she’d learned in failing to vote before now. “Voting is something we should make time for—and it’s never been more important,” she added. “Take a few minutes today and make a plan to vote with @whenweallvote weall.vote/hub.”
“[Trump’s] policies that affect our climate, immigrants and refugees, the future opportunities of communities of color and the voiceless — make this election about humanity so much more than taxes and politics,” Minka Kelly wrote. “Please, I ask you to vote with awareness and compassion for others in addition to yourself. #BidenHarris2020”
Michelle Obama shared a post in support of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, describing them as “so honest, so capable, so stable” and “everything we so desperately need in our leaders right now.”
Barack Obama has posted continually in support of Joe Biden but in the hours before the polls opened, shared this video with the caption: “Mask up and vote.”
“Hey guys, we have one day left. Please vote,” Courteney Cox said on Instagram before posting a video in support of Biden.
Her former Friends co-star, Jennifer Aniston, reposted the video on her own Instagram along with voting resources.
John Legend appeared at a rally in Pennsylvania in support of Biden on Monday night. During his appearance he delivered a speech condemning Trump and rappers including Kanye West and Lil Wayne who have voiced support for him in recent years.
Lady Gaga joined John Legend at the rally, posting this selfie from backstage and urging fans in Pennsylvania to vote. “Let’s talk about what America looks like with a KINDER President,” she wrote. “WE NEED EVERY VOTE❤️ I’m with @JoeBiden —Lets go 24 hrs!!!!! PUSH!!!!!”
And during the rally, Lady Gaga told fans to “vote like [their] lives depend on it”.