Jesse Williams Explains Why You Should Vote (PSA Video)

Jesse Williams Voting PSA

Jesse Williams (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is not playing any games this election year. After delivering one of the most riveting speeches in modern times at the BET Awards back in July, Williams is taking full advantage of his social influence by speaking out in a new PSA to encourage Americans to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

“You say, ‘vote,’ and someone says, ‘hey, I’m making a statement by not voting,'” Williams explains. “Then, you say, ‘well, I can’t hear it.’…If you’re not registered to vote, you can’t sit on that jury. You can’t choose your mayor. You can’t choose your city council. You can’t even choose your district attorney.”

Williams makes a strong argument for democracy in the video by pointing out all of the implications of not participating in the democratic process.

“You can’t decide which measures will help your family and community– and which will put them at risk,” urges Williams. “You can either make that change, or you can take what little they give you. You say ‘vote’ because there are people who still don’t want you to.”

Watch the video below: