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Leonardo DiCaprio Just Launched a Campaign Urging Americans to Vote

by Karma Sunshine

Leonardo DiCaprio wants you to vote in the forthcoming presidential election. Especially if you’re a BIPOC American.

The Academy Award winner stars in a new video series, Whose Vote Counts, Explained, produced by Vox and Vox Media Studios, in partnership with DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions.

“In 1776, voting was a privilege, almost exclusively for white men with property,” DiCaprio, 45, says in the video.

“All of us may have been created equal. But we’ll never actually be equal until we all vote. So don’t wait,” he says.

The video is part of three-part series; the other two feature Selena Gomez and John Legend. The videos feature Stacey Abrams, Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Leo Gets Out the Vote

This isn’t the first time DiCaprio has encouraged Americans to vote. In 2018, DiCaprio and Once Upon a Time In Hollywood co-star Brad Pitt, starred in a video about the numerous ballot initiatives during the mid-term elections.

“So much is at stake, from gun safety laws, to immigration policy, clean water and air, and whether or not millions of people have access to health care,” DiCaprio said in the video. Pitt added: “Statehouse elections will determine the future of climate change, criminal justice reform, education funding, LGBTQ equality, and even your ability to vote.”

Whose Vote Counts is now available on Netflix.

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