Hollywood superstar Matt Damon released a video endorsement for the Working Families Party on Monday.
Damon, who celebrated his 40th birthday earlier this year, used the video to tell people that if they want to give him a present, they can vote along the Working Families Party line in New York.
Using signs, Damon emphasized that people who voted for President Obama and Democrats in 2008 have become disillusioned with them because of the high jobless rate, the divisive nature of the 111th Congress and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
"Now, I know you think Election Day is going to just suck this year," said Damon, but, he added, if voters cast their ballots along the Working Families Party line, they will "keep change alive."
"You can be a Democrat, an Independent, or a Republican [and] you just vote for whatever candidate you want, but vote on the Working Families Party line," said Damon. "The more of us that vote on this party line, the more all of these politicians will have to pay attention to working families."
Founded in New York, the Working Families Party has endorsed Republican and Democratic candidates in the past, while successfully pushing to increase the state's minimum wage and the weakening of the state's drug laws, seen by many as harsh.
The party is also opposed to the increased cost of public transportation, and "they're the ones who helped push Democrats to pass meaningful healthcare reform," Damon said.
This year the Working Families Party has endorsed mainly Democratic candidates, such as New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who's vying for the state’s gubernatorial seat, and Sens. Charles Schumer (D) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D) for reelection. It has also endorsed Democratic lawmakers from New York, including Reps. Scott Murphy, Jose Serrano, Yvette Clarke, Anthony Weiner, Charles Rangel, Paul Tonko and many others.
Damon, who was born and raised in Boston and is a Red Sox baseball fan, said that if more than 200,000 people vote along the Working Families Party line, he will shoot another video wearing a baseball hat with the insignia of longtime rival team the New York Yankees.