An ad released last week, entitled “Because It Matters,” aimed at getting female voters to the polls to vote for progressive candidates. The spot, directed by Jodie Foster and financed by Michael Bloomberg, features a variety of actresses no one cares about anymore — including Cher, Ellen Pompeo, Lily Tomlin and transgender Laverne Cox.
“If somebody asked you: what do you care about? What would you say?” are the opening lines, spoken by actress Tea Leoni. Other actresses then rattle off a list of things important to liberal followers, including allowing illegal immigration, universal healthcare and what they are calling “women’s rights”.
While the commercial urges women to get out and vote, it strictly addresses progressive and liberal women, not conservatives.
Director Foster had this to say about the piece:
“Women across the country have concerns and strong points of view and they can make a difference by going to the polls on November 6th,” she said. “We hope that this campaign, featuring familiar faces in the entertainment industry, will inspire others to share their views and more importantly take action on Election Day. It really matters.”
While none of the speakers come right out and say women should vote for Democrats, all have liberal leanings and the ad itself was financed by Michael Bloomberg.
“The good news is that more women are running than ever before, and female voters overwhelmingly support Democratic candidates for the House and Senate,” Bloomberg said. “The polls suggest a gender gap in voting larger than any time since the 1950s. But this election will be decided by turnout and getting people to cast their ballots.”
According to a recent press release, the ad was paid for by Democrat Mike Bloomberg and his political action committee. The advertisement will run through election day; according to the New York Times, this campaign is part of a multimillion dollar effort by Bloomberg to prop up Democrat House candidates. So far, the billionaire has committed over 20 million dollars to the cause of aiding liberal candidates with advertising fees.
This latest ad touches on a full lineup of progressive issues, particularly healthcare, climate change, LGBT issues and the fight against the second amendment.
Other celebrity campaigns weighed in; according to Variety, the majority of them are raising funds and gathering support for Democrat candidates and campaigns, particularly in competitive races with seats Democrats hope to turn blue this November. All ads will continue to run through the election; it remains to be seen if they will have an impact on the results.
Watch the full ad below:
~ Conservative Zone