Lena Dunham, Rosie Perez And Other Celebrities Reveal What A Real Revolution Looks Like

The future is female.

Before the 2016 Democratic National Convention begins on Monday, a pro-Hillary Clinton organization called Humanity For Hillary released a video to urge people to vote for the Secretary of State and to elect more women in public offices.

The video, entitled #ThisIsWhatMyRevolutionLooksLike, features numerous celebrities and activists like Lena Dunham, Uzo Aduba, Rosie Perez, Taylor Schilling and Natasha Lyonne.

"I participated in this video because this is the most essential election of our lifetime, and I believe that electing more women is a true revolutionary action," Dunham said in a statement to Refinery29. "If you believe in equality for women, LGTBQ, people of color, and immigrants, then there is only one choice this November — Hillary Clinton."

The video makes it clear how women are grossly underrepresented in elected offices. Even though more than half of all voters are women — the largest voting bloc in the country — female representation in Congress is only at 19.6 percent.

This ridiculous gender imbalance is also apparent on the state and local levels, as women only make up six out of the nation's 50 governors, less than quarter of state legislators and less than 19 percent of all elected mayors.

The purpose of the video is to explain that more female representation in public offices could finally lead to much-coveted victories like paid family leave in the U.S. and the closing of the gender paid gap.

People on Twitter praised the video's empowering message:


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