Actor Morgan Freeman has partnered with the NAACP to put together an ad encouraging voting. Freeman adds on to the spot by documenting the road Black Americans took to secure the right to vote.
“It wasn’t long ago that people were beaten and even killed to obtain the sacred power each of you have today, the power to vote,” Freeman said.
“And right now your vote is more critical than ever.”
As he goes on, Freeman explains why this particular election is important to him, his family and those around him. Freeman ends the ad by simpling telling viewers to exercise their civic duty.
“This election is about you and me, your family and my family, our planet, and our democracy in its entirety,” he said.
“With our votes, we, the people, can begin to overwhelm the unjust political and economic systems that favor profits over people and elect leaders who will take us forward.”
Thank you @maddow, the @NAACP is dedicated to encouraging, uplifting and supporting the black community as we display our #PowerAtThePolls. #BlacktheVote #VoteOurLivesDependOnIt pic.twitter.com/IOuHer0G7V
— Derrick Johnson (@DerrickNAACP) October 31, 2020