Hollywood Heads to the Polls: Taylor Swift, Reese Witherspoon and More Share Voting Stories
Jennifer Garner, Billy Eichner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jimmy Fallon, Cynthia Nixon and John Krasinski are among the stars who posted about their involvement in the midterm elections on Tuesday.
Many stars took to social media on Tuesday to share that they voted in the 2018 midterm elections. A number of the photos consist of the stars wearing their "I voted" stickers, while others included why it is important to vote in their caption.
Accompanied by a photo of her wearing a blue sweater and her sticker, Mindy Kaling, who previously suggested in a tweet that Trump's effort to end birthright citizenship guaranteed in the 14th Amendment would invalidate her own status as a U.S. citizen, captioned a photo on Instagram, "Thank you 14th & 19th Amendment for letting me vote today! Comment or tag yourself if you feel the same!"
Sarah Jessica Parker posted a video on her Instagram page that shows off an "I am a voter" pin attached to her sweatshirt, which states the same phrase. "I hope you are too," she captioned the video before alluding to inclement weather in New York. "As the motto goes 'Neither snow nor rain...stays...' THIS courier from getting to the polling place and casting my ballot."
Taylor Swift, who has been encouraging fans to post photos on their own social media accounts after voting, spoke about the importance of voting in a series of Instagram stories. “I’m seeing a lot of underestimation of young voters in this new generation who now have the right to vote just in the last couple of years,” she said in her story. "But these are people who grew up post-9/11. They grew up with school shooting drills at their schools. These are people who want to vote."
“It’s not enough to just want change,” Swift continued. “It’s not enough to just want to vote. You have to go and make change by voting.”
David Chang shared on his Instagram story a photo of his absentee ballot, along with the caption, "If we are ever honored to get *** amazing. But sort of want to be the longest tenured ** ever."
Judy Greer shared that she voted on her Instagram story. In one video she whispers that she hopes everyone is voting, while she shows off her "I voted" sticker in another clip.
Sophia Bush reflected on her experience of early voting in an Instagram post. The actress wrote, "I voted early. It was honestly so much fun. So poignant. I went skipping down the street singing afterward. No joke!"
Look below to see which other stars showed up to the polls to vote in the midterm elections.
I was a victim of gerrymandering (a practice intended to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries). It hurt to be turned away and told i could not vote for the person i wanted to see in office and who reflected my values. I VOTED EARLY JUST IN CASE THEY TRIIIIIIED IT . “We know voter suppression diminishes our voice . They’ve made it harder to vote - with voters being kicked off rolls for stupid things like a misspelling. So ask yourself, If our vote didn’t matter why are they trying so hard to suppress it? They know your vote is powerful. The fact that they go through such great lengths to keep you from voting only confirms that. I am here to reaffirm the power you have to make a difference today. This is not about shaming anyone to the polls today. I know life is busy, complex and full of ups and downs. I also understand how intimidating the entire process can be and that sometimes we doubt our ability to make these critical decisions. We’ve all been there.” Link in bio! Let’s talk! @whenweallvote
Did it! Have you??? pic.twitter.com/DatN3m1oGf— billy eichner (@billyeichner) November 6, 2018
“Mankind -- that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests...We're fighting for our right to live, to exist... ‘We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive!’” -President Thomas J. Whitmore, “Independence Day,” 1996. TODAY, EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE: VOTE!!!
I voted, you? pic.twitter.com/ZBPIBytYyx— Zendaya (@Zendaya) November 5, 2018
I voted early. It was honestly so much fun. So poignant. I went skipping down the street singing afterward. No joke! • Today is your day. Our day. Make it count. • If you have questions, or are turned away (DO NOT LEAVE!!) call: English: 866-OUR-VOTE Spanish: 888-VE-Y-VOTA Arabic: 844-YALLA-US Asian/Pacific Languages: 888-API-VOTE American Sign Language: 301-818-VOTE • If you need to know where your polling place is? Text WHERE to 97779 to find out! • @cleowade reminded me that: the destiny of this country is not determined by our thoughts and prayers, but our actions and deeds. Vote Because “Faith without works is dead.” Vote Because The arc of the universe is long and WE must bend it toward justice. Vote Because The opposite of justice is not injustice, it is inaction, indifference and apathy. Vote Because “if there is no struggle there is no progress.” Vote Because there can be no harvest of blessings without tilling the soil, planting the seeds and doing the work. #Vote #GOTV #WhenWeAllVote #IAmAVoter
You never know WHO you’re gonna run into at your polling place! I ran into tv and film’s @mradamscott! Did YOU vote yet????? Go VOTE! RIGHT NOW! TODAY IS THE DAY! TOMORROW IS TOO LATE! I LOVE YOU BYEEEE! Also! There was (what I thought) a big line but I only stood in it for about 25 minutes and then it took me 10 to vote! Easy!
For all of our ancestors that fought and died and lived and survived and created everything we now have access to, I bow down in deep honor. We are proud to be your wildest dream and we won’t let you down! Let’s keep it up we are awake, aware, growing & powerful!! #ivoted pic.twitter.com/ajyaBi85E8— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) November 6, 2018