In a short video unveiled on Wednesday, some of America’s biggest and very famous stars — including actors Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson — are taking potshots at the Republican candidate Donald Trump and urging voters to go and cast their vote on the election day. “On Tuesday, November 8, this country will make one of the most important decisions in its history,” the film and stage actors say, in the video, as part of the effort launched by “Save the Day,” a Super PAC (political action committee) supporting Hillary Clinton.
Apart from Downey Jr and Johansson, the video also stars Leslie Odom Jr –a star of the hit play Hamilton. Making a reference to Trump in the three-minute video he asks, “Do we really want to give nuclear weapons to a man whose signature move is firing things?” Likewise, Hollywood star Don Cheadle appears to allude to the Republican presidential nominee when referring in the video to “a racist, abusive coward who could permanently damage the fabric of our society.”
PACs, or political action committees, are organizations created to raise funds to support or oppose a given candidate or political cause. Super PACs can raise even larger amounts of cash during the immensely expensive American political campaigns, but are forbidden from making direct contributions to a candidate.
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Save the Day was founded by Joss Whedon, director of two installments of the hit The Avengers films, among other works.