Voting PSAs are meant to make you laugh, get excited about democracy, and above all, motivate you to cast a ballot on Election Day — a day that will influence the next 10 years of our lives.
In an effort to combat historic patterns of underwhelming voter turnout during midterm elections, brands and advocacy organizations have released video campaigns designed to get out the vote. They’ve enlisted your favorite actors, like Black Panther‘s Chadwick Boseman and Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu, as well as President Barack Obama, to share one clear message: You need to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
In recent years, only 40 percent of eligible voters took part in midterm elections. That needs to change this Election Day because reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, common-sense gun control, and other key issues are all at stake.
You’ve probably seen plenty of voting PSAs in your feed, but these are 13 of the best campaigns released so far, in our humble opinion. Share them. Retweet them. Do what you need to spread the message to your friends, family, and anyone else in your inner circle who will listen. Given recent claims of voter suppression, it’s important that everyone who can participates in the democratic process. Now sit back, click play, and get pumped to vote.
If you’re a young voter watching this, prove those old white people wrong and vote.
This video (courtesy of Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote campaign) puts a catchy, modern twist on Aretha Franklin’s “Respect.”
Marvel fans, listen up. In this laugh-out-loud funny PSA, your favorite superheroes share stories about their first time … voting.
These female veterans are badass, to say to the least. The best way to thank them for their service is to hit the polls on Nov. 6.
Millennials and Gen Z get a bad rep, but this video proves that the youth are a powerful force.
Barack Obama brings back his iconic dad jokes to shut down seven excuses not to vote. Spoiler: There’s no excuse not to vote.
If you’re a true fan of Beyoncé’s protégés Chloe and Halle Bailey, then you’ll follow their lead and vote.
This video is a must-watch for anyone who has lingering questions about the voting process.
You’ll get chills hearing from Laverne Cox, Cher, and other influential women in entertainment.
Crazy Rich Asians stars Constance Wu and Jimmy O. Yang team up to encourage their fellow Asian Americans to make an impact this election season.
We always hear about the power of the Latinx vote. Now is the time to show its full potential.
Whether you speak English, Spanish, or Spanglish, you’ll have no problem understanding John Leguizamo’s hilarious skit.
Common proves all the naysayers wrong and explains exactly how our votes can transform today’s discriminatory criminal justice system.