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Samuel L. Jackson tells voters to volunteer: ‘What the f— are you waiting for?’


Actor Samuel L. Jackson does chores for Democratic candidates who are too busy campaigning in a series of comedic videos released Thursday that urge people to volunteer to help the party take back the House.

Jackson partnered with Swing Left, a political organization working to flip the House, to make the political call to action ahead of midterms.

{mosads}In one of the videos released, Jackson can be seen waiting for a cable guy at the house of Colin Allred, the Democratic candidate running for a seat on Texas’ 32nd Congressional District, while he campaigns.

“I’ve been sitting in this living room for the last three hours and 22 minutes waiting for the cable guy,” Jackson says in the video. “Why? Because it’s not just any cable guy, this is Colin Allred’s cable guy.”

“With the midterms only days away, Colin is focusing every minute of every day talking to voters, which is why I’m here waiting in his stead for the cable company’s ridiculous four-hour installation,” he explains.

In another video, the “Incredibles 2” actor can be seen scooping kitty litter in Democratic candidate Angie Craig’s home while she campaigns to represent Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District. 

While sitting next to a litter box, Jackson explains that with Craig being “busy on the campaign trail 24/7 making sure the people in her district know she’s going to fight for them,” he is “scooping out bits of kitty treasure” to do his part.

“It’s important that Angie wins so that Democrats can take back the House, and I’d do anything to help,” Jackson continues. “Anything.”

“You only get to vote once, but you can bring a lot of people with you,” Jackson urges in another video. “The world’s on fire, let’s put it out!”

Swing Left’s partnering with Jackson is the progressive organization’s latest effort to recruit more volunteers to help Democrats reclaim the House in November.

“It’s not enough just to vote this year — we all need to volunteer to make sure other progressives vote. That’s how we’ll win in November and transform our government. And luckily, canvassing is a lot more fun than cleaning out kitty litter,” Shaw Bowman, Head of Content at Swing Left, said in a statement.

“It’s really important that you volunteer for your candidate,” Bowman continued. 

So far, the organization has recruited more than 500,000 volunteers working across 84 Swing Districts and has raised more than $8 million in grassroots funds for Democratic candidates running for congressional positions.

Tags 2018 midterm election 2018 midterms Samuel L. Jackson Swing Left

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