Jennifer Lawrence is showing support for healthcare workers while encouraging people to vote from home amid the coronavirus crisis in a new public service announcement.
The 29-year-old appeared in a video for the organization RepresentUs she shared to Twitter on Wednesday (April 1, 2020) in a bid to convince viewers to continue to practice social distancing but ensure they submit their ballot for this year’s (2020) primaries ahead of the presidential election.
“First and foremost I want to give my heartfelt sympathies to everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and my deepest gratitude to the emergency responders and the healthcare workers, who are risking their health every day,” she said in the footage. “The best thing we can do to stop the spread of this virus is to stay at home.”
She added, “But we still have an election coming up with millions of Americans who have yet to cast their ballot in the 2020 primaries.”
The Hunger Games star then directed fans to the company’s website where they can submit their decision and nominated pal Amy Schumer to help her promote the message.
“We need to be able to vote without getting sick,” she added. “I’m calling on @amyschumer to go Represent.Us/VoteAtHome request your mail-in ballot, call your senator to support Vote at Home and tag 3 friends.”