Celebrities Team With The March For Our Lives To Talk About Their First Time Voting

"You know what it’s gonna be like when you actually, when you do it.”

March For Our Lives organizers are issuing a call to action to young people across America— this time, with the help of a few celebrities. Several actors, including Marvel stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Don Cheadle and Chadwick Boseman, teamed up with the group to encourage first-time voters to register and cast a ballot in the November midterms.

In a new video entitled "The First Time," the actors encourage young people to get active by recalling their own first times — voting, that is. Set to the tune of "It Feels Like the First Time," the clip shows the celebrities using all sorts of double entendres as they share how they lost their voting virginity. "My first time, I was nervous," Johansson says at the start of the video, while Cheadle recalls his first time was "in a church."

"I mean, I didn't know how to do it," Ruffalo chimes in, later adding, "You know what it's gonna be like when you actually, when you do it."


The video continues with similar clever puns from other famous names, also including actresses Rosario Dawson and Zoe Kravitz and March For Our Lives activists David Hogg, Delaney Tarr, and Emma González. "Come do it with us," Hogg says, before Boseman follows up, "Register and let our voices be heard."

The star-studded PSA, made in conjunction with voter rights campaign United We Stand, is part of March For Our Lives'  new #TurnoutTuesday efforts. Every Tuesday in the lead-up to the November midterms, the organization is asking young people to get involved, whether by asking their neighbors to register, creating posters to remind voters about the election, or organizing a town hall. The series culminates on Nov. 6 with a walkout designated #WalkoutToVote, in which students are encouraged to leave school or work to go to their local polling place.

The rallying for voter registration from organizations like March For Our Lives and public figures like former president and first lady, Barack and Michelle Obama, isn't going unheard. According to Time, a record 800,000 people registered to vote in the midterm elections on National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 25, surpassing the previous record set during the 2016 presidential campaign. By comparison, the day of activism (first observed in 2012) drew in a little over 771,000 voter registrations in 2016.

The millennial vote in particular is becoming increasingly important as Democrats and the GOP battle for control in Congress. With both parties encouraging its members to turn up to vote, young people could play a key role in shaping the political landscape of the future. And seems that they're ready to do their part — an August poll found that more than half of millennials are planning to vote this November.


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