Forty-seven days, people. That’s all the time that’s left in the 2016 election cycle, which is a period of time that always feels like an eternity, except, now, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. November 8 is way less than two months away; and, well, this election is important. Not in the same way everybody always says that’s true (though, hint: they are not wrong), but even more so this time because one of the two major-party candidates is a racist, sexist, moronic, loud-mouthed demagogue.
But you don’t have to take our word for it. Joss Whedon, creator of fan-favorite TV series’ like Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and Firefly, as well as the director of The Avengers, has brought together much of the cast of the superhero epic (Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Don Cheadle, Cobie Smulders and Clark Gregg, to name a few), along with several other HUGE names (Keegan Michael-Key, Oscar-winner Julianne Moore, Stranger Things Police Chief David Harbour, and a rather distinguished-looking Bradley Whitford) to get the word out on voting, and, who we should probably vote for, even more. The video is a lot of fun on a couple of levels, one of which is just counting all the recognizable faces, mixed in with a few that you don’t (and, appropriately, things get pretty meta in that regard).
But the reason they’re all coming together, of course, isn’t just for a paycheck. All of these people, Whedon included, have one common hope: for the best for our beloved country.
Did it work? Did I solve democracy – wait no? – damn thought I nailed it oh well get me whatever water is famous right now #activism
— Joss Whedon (@joss) September 22, 2016
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) September 21, 2016
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) September 21, 2016
— Clark Gregg (@clarkgregg) September 21, 2016
Here's some stuff that me and some other folks are thinking about. https://t.co/iTp0Lguh3Q
— Keegan-Michael Key (@KeeganMKey) September 21, 2016
Check out the Whedon-directed PSA below: