Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, is asking activists all around the country ‘Why Are You Voting in 2018’ in a PSA that has been released today.
Darren Aronofsky, an American screenwriter and filmmaker, believes that first time voters have the power to make an enormous impact in the upcoming midterm elections on November 6. Unfortunately, 18-20 year olds are part of a demographic that have, historically, failed to participate in national elections and Darren believes it is time to change this.
Working with a dynamic group of activists, who were not eligible to vote in the 2016 elections, he found out why these individuals are passionate about voting and hopes their passion will be contagious to other young people.
Darren has so far found that most answers he has received fundamentally highlight todays issues, including racial equality, gun control, immigration and the environment. Some of the participants are David Hogg, a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings, Gavin Grimm, a transgender activist who won a Supreme Court ruling for the right to use the boys’ bathroom in his Virginia school and Chella Man a deaf, transgender artist who aims to educate others on the issues of disability rights.
This PSA is supported by the Sierra Club Voter Education Fund. Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than three million members and supporters. Micheal Brune, Sierra Club’s Executive Director said: “This work is inspiring for anyone who is fighting for safer, more equitable communities and their call to action deserves to be heard not just by their peers, but by those in power”.
Darren’s PSA asking young people why they are voting this year is being distributed broadly across the country until November 6 and hopes to reach people via social media channels.
You can view Darren Aronofsky’s public service announcement video here: https://youtu.be/_W6yXIccIDU