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From John Legend To Chelsea Handler, These Celebs Spent Their Weekend Campaigning
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From John Legend To Chelsea Handler, These Celebs Spent Their Weekend Campaigning



With the midterms just days away, many celebrities were out and about this weekend encouraging Americans to vote.

Producer Judd Apatow, known for his work on “Girls” and “Knocked Up,” went door-to-door in Madison, Wisconsin and while he “didn’t get an Oprah level reaction,” his canvassing wasn’t just for homeowners (even a pizza delivery guy wasn’t safe). 

Comedian Dave Chappelle urged voters to get out and “make some noise” for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous

“Ben and my father were best friends, he’s my God brother, I’ve known him all my life and I’m here supporting him because I think he’s going to do the right thing by Maryland,” he said while making cold calls. “I would never endorse anything or anyone I don’t believe in.”

John Legend was in Ohio on Sunday, performing at a get-out-the-vote rally for the Hamilton County Democratic Party in Cincinnati and rallying volunteers in Dayton. 

The singer accused Republicans of being “a party that is afraid of democracy,” per The Cincinnati Enquirer.

“The government we have today does not reflect the will of the people,” he said. “It does not reflect our values.”

Outspoken comedian Chelsea Handler was on hand to rally canvassers for Democrat Gil Cisneros’ congressional bid in California. 

″Our democracy is in jeopardy,” she said. “I’m from the state of New Jersey, but this state is my home. This gave me my life, my career, a bunch of dogs and I care very much about the future of California.”

Prominent Latina actresses such as America FerreraEva Longoria and Rosario Dawson made their way down to Miami with Zoe Saldana and Gina Rodriguez to encourage voters in South Florida. 

“We have the power to end Trump’s agenda against the Latino community,” Longoria said at a #LatinasEnMarcha event. 

“When people ask me ‘How do I know my vote matters?’ I say ’Because there are so many people trying to take away your right to vote’,” Ferrera added. “That’s how you know it matters because if we don’t show up, the people in positions of power get to stay in power with no accountability.”

Late last week, Oprah Winfrey was out and about in Georgia on behalf of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, sharing videos of herself going door to door on Instagram.

Rapper Common, who has been a vocal critic of Donald Trump, had a busy weekend headlining a Chicago get-out-the-vote rally on Sunday that former President Barack Obama attended

The day before, he joined Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum for a rally at the University of Central Florida, along with former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett





Source HuffPost

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