Shailene Woodley Reveals How Hillary Clinton Can Attract Bernie Sanders Supporters
The actress, who was an ardent Sanders supporter, wants the Democratic presidential candidate to take a stand on climate change and issues affecting Native Americans.
Shailene Woodley was an ardent Bernie Sanders supporter and she appeared alongside the senator on Thursday's Late Night With Seth Meyers.
Seth Meyers pointed out that of the Sanders supporters, millennials have been the slowest to migrate to Hillary Clinton. "What do you think the Clinton campaign has to do to convince people like you?" asked Meyers.
Woodley responded that it would benefit Clinton if she used opportunities like the controversy over the Dakota Access Pipeline to show her support of Native Americans. The oil pipeline project would carry more than 470,000 barrels of crude oil daily from North Dakota to Illinois. A North Dakota Native American reservation said the pipeline runs too close to its main water supply and sacred burial sites. President Obama temporarily halted work on the project following the recent protests against it.
"Hillary has a platform that said that she honors the sovereignty of Native American nations," said Woodley, adding that Clinton also has a platform regarding climate change.
The Snowden actress said that this is a "brilliant opportunity" for Clinton to take a stand.
"People want to vote for her but people want to see that what she says is actually going to be followed through," said Woodley. The actress also talked about her time spent protesting the pipeline in North Dakota and how it was "one of the greatest experiences" of her life.