Kerry Washington has encouraged her fans to vote in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections.
The former Scandal actress made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday night (29Oct18) to promote her new play American Son, but the conversation quickly turned to the state of society at present, with Kerry noting there is “so much to be upset about” right now.
She listed recent events including the controversial confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the pipe bombs sent to a number of political figures in recent days, and the tragic shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, as reasons why Americans need to vote.
“Rather than just be upset, we have to do what democracy does, we have to show up and vote, and we have to make sure that we make the decisions about who is running our country and our states and our cities and our neighbourhoods,” she told host Stephen. “We have to show up at the polls and vote and let people know who we are and who we want our country to be. Everybody has to show up. I believe, everybody has to vote.
“If you’re mad about Kavanaugh, vote.”
The 2018 U.S. midterm elections will be held on 6 November.