Hollywood stars Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo and Kerry Washington have joined over 100 other actors in an online campaign targeted against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
“We believe it is our responsibility to use our platforms to bring attention to the dangers of a Trump presidency, and to the real and present threats of his candidacy,” the actors said in a joint statement.
“Donald Trump wants to take our country back to a time when fear excused violence, when greed fueled discrimination, and when the state wrote prejudice against marginalized communities into law,” they argued, pleading with American voters not to vote for Trump in November.
The Hollywood actors further claimed that Trump’s rhetoric and policy proposals would harm Mexican and Latino people, black people, Muslims, the LGBTQ community, women, Asian people and refugees, among others.
The Hollywood stars said some of them fall into the above-mentioned categories, while others do not.
“But as history has shown, it’s often only a matter of time before the ‘other’ becomes me,” they warned.
“That is why we need to unite before it is too late — for the sake of our fellow Americans and for the sake of our democracy — and why it is so critical for those of us with the privilege to speak out to do so loudly and forcefully, in our work, online, and in our communities, with all the resources we have at hand.”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post