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Jennifer Lawrence Is Taking a Break From Acting to Focus on Political Activism

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The actress is "trying to get young people engaged politically on a local levelRead full story

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  • I saw a photo of Angelina Jolie the other day (red carpet, I think) that captioned her as simply a “humanitarian”. No actor/director caveats. I thought it was interesting and we will see more of it for sure. A-listers like Jolie and Lawerence can shift a lot of attention wherever they want so I’m all

    I saw a photo of Angelina Jolie the other day (red carpet, I think) that captioned her as simply a “humanitarian”. No actor/director caveats. I thought it was interesting and we will see more of it for sure. A-listers like Jolie and Lawerence can shift a lot of attention wherever they want so I’m all for it if they choose to try to do good.

  • This seems like the future of actorvism — non-partisan. They have to give back, or they’re seen as selfish and shallow. Yet they leave a patina of Hollywood-liberal-elite on everything they touch — unless it’s non-partisan by definition. I bet we see more of this.

  • Represent.Us looks like it has potential to make an impact, but I wonder how long it will be able to maintain its bipartisan sheen as it loops in more and more celebrities, which seems (from a glance at its website) to be a big part of its strategy. I'll show my age here: I remember "Rock the Vote" and

    Represent.Us looks like it has potential to make an impact, but I wonder how long it will be able to maintain its bipartisan sheen as it loops in more and more celebrities, which seems (from a glance at its website) to be a big part of its strategy. I'll show my age here: I remember "Rock the Vote" and "Choose or Lose" on MTV, which I think were theoretically bipartisan efforts when they started, but they were aimed at young people, and fronted by celebrities, and I think they ultimately ended up mostly getting out the vote for Democrats in the 90s.

  • I like this so much. If we ask youth to engage, then it’s very helpful for young leaders in all industries to engage as well. If she’s bright, well informed, and committed to remaining engaged, she will be very successful in leveraging her platform to advocate for ideas. Of course, there are downsides

    I like this so much. If we ask youth to engage, then it’s very helpful for young leaders in all industries to engage as well. If she’s bright, well informed, and committed to remaining engaged, she will be very successful in leveraging her platform to advocate for ideas. Of course, there are downsides and she will face criticism, but I’m sure she knows that. Wonderfully encouraging news.

  • This is great, I think that actors and actresses are actually probably the best human lie detectors we have and can easily represent positive ideals and lessons for people in the future.

    I hope to learn more about these initiatives and how to help.

  • bipartisism is not useful as a term, but this is very wow!

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