'Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus Encourages Young People To Vote, Despite "Millennial Apathy" — VIDEO
Guys, this is basically the home stretch of one or the most frustrating and stress-inducing elections in recent memory. As much as everyone simply can't wait for this all to be over, it is one of the most important times in our country to get out and vote for your candidate of choice. This time around, millennials specifically have a huge role to play in the forward trajectory of the country's future. Luckily, Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus released an important message for young voters.
As Veep's former female president of the United States, it seems entirely too perfect for Louis-Dreyfus to deliver this kind of necessary statement as President Selina Meyer. After all, this election has a decidedly sexist undertone that needs to be eliminated with some seriously badass female empowerment. Of course, she takes the time to reiterate that her character will not be running for office again, but fans of Veep can hopefully move past that bummer and focus on the real message at stake. It's so important for young voters to get out and cast their votes, and sometimes it seems like comedy is the best medium to get that information across to a majority of potential voters.
Young voters can sometimes find themselves uninformed or overwhelmed by the election process. After all, the legal age for voting approaches quickly, and it is a pretty huge responsibility to suddenly find yourself grappling. It is so imperative to encourage millennial voters to educate themselves on the issues and the respective candidates' stances, and to turn out in huge numbers to make a decision. Democracy needs mass participation to be even remotely successful.
This election, in particular, is one that can be quickly turned from one side to the other if everyone throws down support for their ideal candidate. When people decide that their vote doesn't matter or that they prefer to sit an election out for other reasons, it has greater effects than anyone may immediately realize. This election is close, and if you are someone who cares about the future of the world you live in, then it is your duty to place your vote. Just listen to former President Meyer.