October 15, 2008

Gossip Girl Stars Talk Politics

Gossip Girl stars Blake Lively & Penn Badgley join a chorus of young voices asking their parents to save their future by voting for Barack Obama. Directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity & Mr and Mrs Smith)
It seems more and more young people are getting excited about voting for the USA Presidential Election, they are becoming excited about voting Obama (not ALL, just a lot!). So political activists 'MoveOn' have produced this video which hopefully will drum the point home, it's not just the teens who need to vote but their parents, is older politics, right politics?

From MoveOn.org
What is MoveOn™?

The MoveOn family of organizations brings real Americans back into the political process. With over 3.2 million members across America – from carpenters to stay-at-home moms to business leaders – we work together to realize the progressive promise of our country. MoveOn is a service – a way for busy but concerned citizens to find their political voice in a system dominated by big money and big media.

The MoveOn family of organizations is made up of a couple of different pieces. MoveOn.org Civic Action, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, formerly known just as MoveOn.org, primarily focuses on education and advocacy on important national issues. MoveOn.org Political Action, a federal PAC, formerly known as MoveOn PAC, mobilizes people across the country to fight important battles in Congress and help elect candidates who reflect our values. Both organizations are entirely funded by individuals.

Every member has a voice in choosing the direction for both MoveOn.org Political Action and MoveOn.org Civic Action. Using our ActionForum software, you can propose priorities and strategies. Both organizations also take the initiative to organize quick action on other timely issues that our members care about."

And the video-

Now here is the question, is right that groups such as this are using teens to help with the vote and in such a way as using GG stars... is this not just propaganda? Or is this the undercurrent of teen politics that we have been waiting for? Has this election not stirred more minds to thinking about politics and although to the rest of the world this election seems a little like a dog eat dog competition, are these groups getting it right by using stars in this way?

For more information about teens speaking to their parents about the effects of voting McCain, visit HERE

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