Schwarzenegger giving away Budapest trip to a donor to his anti-gerrymander campaign
© Greg Nash

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) announced Thursday that he will reward an individual who donates to his anti-gerrymandering campaign with a trip to Budapest for the shooting of the latest Terminator movie. 

"I’m right now on a campaign to terminate gerrymandering," Schwarzenegger says in a video posted on Twitter. "So I’m raising a lot of money so we’re successful with this campaign in four different states. But alone I cannot do it, I need your help."


Schwarzenegger goes on to state that a lucky donor will get the chance to travel to the site where the shooting of the new Terminator film is taking place. 

In a series of tweets, the former California governor highlights the specific efforts his campaign will support. The efforts are currently taking place in Michigan, Colorado, Missouri and Utah. 

"Each of these campaigns is citizen-driven, and fighting to stop the politicians from picking their voters," he states, linking to the campaign's funding page. "They deserve our support, so that we can send a message to all politicians in Washington that the time for gerrymandering is over." 

As of Friday afternoon, the campaign had received more than $14,000 in donations from about 400 people. 

Schwarzenegger has consistently advocated against gerrymandering over the years. In February, he called partisan gerrymandering, the practice of manipulating congressional districts to favor a political party, “one of the biggest scams politicians have ever pulled on the American people.”

Schwarzenegger was known as a leader of redistricting reform during his time as governor of California.