Lena Dunham, 'Orange Is the New Black' Stars Unveil "Revolution" Video Supporting Hillary Clinton
Grassroots organization Humanity for Hillary created the #ThisIsWhatMyRevoultionLooksLike clip to promote electing more women into public office.
Lena Dunham, Uzo Aduba, Rosie Perez and a host of other actors filmed a video supporting Hillary Clinton and highlighting the need to elect more women to public office.
Grassroots organization Humanity for Hillary released the video Monday, titling the social media campaign #ThisIsWhatMyRevolutionLooksLike. The video never mentions the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee by name, but talks about the importance of voting and having the government more closely resemble the gender breakdown of America.
"This is what my revolution looks like," says Dunham in the video, as Natasha Lyonne, Lea DeLaria and Rosie Perez point to themselves and say "This."
"It looks like women finally having a seat at the table, at the HEAD of the table," says Dunham. Uzo Aduba points out that women made up 53% of all voters in the last election, and yet only make up 19.4% of Congress. "What the f—?" asks Aduba.
The actors, poets and artists describe what their revolution looks like, emphasizing equal pay, paid family leave, protecting the right to choose and having more women in leadership roles. "Join our revolution," implores Aduba.
The video was written and directed by Humanity for Hillary co-founder Laura Dawn.
“As a 13-year veteran and passionate member of the progressive movement, I was aghast to see decades-old false attacks on Hillary Clinton echoed by young progressives," said Dawn in a statement. "I researched every single attack on the former Secretary and emerged more confident than ever that she absolutely deserves to be the first woman president of this country. I believe that Hillary Clinton will be a fantastic president, and electing her is a paradigm shifting act that will foster new levels of women running for office and winning."
Dunham said, “I participated in this video because this is the most essential election of our lifetime, and I believe that electing more women is a true revolutionary action. If you believe in equality for women, LGTBQ, people of color and immigrants then there is only one choice this November — Hillary Clinton."