Emma Watson Writes Open Letter Urging Americans To Vote
Emma Watson penned an open letter on Twitter Tuesday to urge Americans – and women in particular – to vote during the upcoming presidential election.
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) October 25, 2016
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Watson used her account to posted a lengthy letter on Twitter calling upon her American followers to consider that the outcome of this election will have “ripple effects around the world” — especially for women.
The British actress visited the U.N. in September to deliver a speech on campus sexual assault. But the third and final debate, which dealt with women’s rights, forced Watson to speak out about how she wish she could cast a vote. Watson graduated from Brown University in 2014.
“America is my second home,” Watson wrote. “It has been excruciating to sit on the sidelines in the months leading up to this election,” she continued. “Goodness, I wish I could cast a vote.”
Watson, who is a U.N. Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, ended the letter with a simple and powerful statement: “You have real power to decide the future of generations to come.”
Watson is not the only British star to have made a statement about the November election. Earlier this month, Adele said she felt “sorry” and “embarrassed” for Americans at the moment. The chart-topping Grammy-winning singer also told the audience at her Miami concert on Tuesday that she did not want the Republican candidate to win.
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