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Get out the vote

Emma Watson urges American women to ‘swing this election’

October 26, 2016

With less than two weeks to go until Election Day, some of the biggest names in entertainment and feminism are making their voices heard ahead of what could be the historic election of the first woman president in the U.S. On Tuesday, Emma Watson took to Twitter to talk about her fondness for the country, her “second home,” and the importance of voting with feminist ideals in mind — a duty she said she wishes she could partake in.

“In 2014, I tweeted Desmond Tutu’s quote: ‘Men and boys, we show our manhood by how we treat our women’. The American men I know and love know this,” she said in the statement.

Watson called attention to the voting power women have to “swing this election,” but stopped short of mentioning Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by name — however one celebrity who was quite vocal in her explicit support of Clinton is Adele. The singer performed a concert in Miami, at which Clinton was in attendance, and she took a moment to talk a little politics and express her desire to be able to vote in the U.S. as well. “Don’t vote for him,” Adele told the audience of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to a Clinton aide who spoke with CNN. “I can’t vote but I am 100 percent for Hillary Clinton. I love her, she’s amazing.”

“I am English,” she reminded the audience, “but what happens in America affects me, too.” According to the aide who relayed the account to CNN, Clinton and her staff were overjoyed with the endorsement.

Meanwhile, Clinton being on the precipice of history is certainly not lost on her campaign, which has now revealed her election night plans to hold an event at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center — a sprawling venue famed for its all-glass ceiling.


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