Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are warning Americans in a new short film to "save democracy while you can" by urging lawmakers to vote for sweeping election reform legislation.

The "Firework" singer and "Pirates of the Caribbean" star — parents to a 10-month-old daughter, Daisy — appear in "Transmissions from the Future" pushing for support of H.R. 1 and S. 1, the For the People Act, which passed the House in March but has run into trouble in the 50-50 Senate.

In the video released Thursday by the anti-corruption organization RepresentUs, the couple is seen aged in the year 2055, desperately trying to warn Americans of today about the dystopian future that awaits them.


"The America you know doesn't exist in our future. Democracy is dead. We have no voice. The regime watches our every move," says a ragged-looking Bloom, appearing to broadcast his message from inside a bunker.

"It started when voter suppression ran wild all over America," adds Perry, who supported Joe BidenJoe BidenRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Iowa governor suggests immigrants partially to blame for rising COVID-19 cases Biden officials pledge to confront cybersecurity challenges head-on MORE in the 2020 presidential election and performed at an inaugural concert in January. "The voting rights bill died in the Senate. Polling places closed. We lost our right to vote."

"This future doesn't have to be," English-born Bloom tells viewers. "You have the power to change it. Call your senator now."

"Tell Daisy we love her," adds the 44-year-old actor, seen fleeing as adversaries home in on the bunker's location.

The film, directed by "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle's" Jake Kasdan, marks the first time that Perry and Bloom have starred together in a project.


Democrats have made passing the For the People Act a priority as Republican-led states across the country have brought forth and passed sweeping measures to put restrictions on the ballot box.

The bill would require all states to offer mail-in ballots and automatic voter registration, as well as the implementation of new voting machines. It would also create an independent nonpartisan redistricting commission in an effort to get rid of partisan gerrymandering.

Calling it the "single most important piece of legislation of our lifetimes," Bloom said in a statement, "It must pass — or we risk all of the freedoms promised by American democracy."

"As we saw most recently in Georgia and Texas, politicians are attacking our freedom to vote through passing laws that make it harder for seniors, veterans, communities of color and rural voters to cast their ballots," Perry, 36, said. "Time is running out to stop their efforts. I urge you to call your senator immediately and tell them to vote in favor of the For the People Act,” the Grammy Award winner and "American Idol" judge added.

Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinOvernight Energy: Manchin grills Haaland over Biden oil and gas review | Biden admin reportedly aims for 40 percent of drivers using EVs by 2030 |  Lack of DOD action may have caused 'preventable' PFAS risks Manchin grills Haaland over Biden oil and gas moratorium Feehery: It's time for Senate Republicans to play hardball on infrastructure MORE (D-W.Va.) had said earlier this month that he would vote against the bill, saying it was overly broad and didn't have Republican support, putting its future in question in the evenly split upper chamber. But on Wednesday Manchin said that he has shared a list of demands with Senate Democrats on how to build unity behind the legislation among the party.