Voting is always an important right to exercise as a citizen – and one of the best ways to ensure your voice is heard.
And considering everything that has gone on in politics for the past two or so years – from allegations of President Donald Trump paying adult film actress Stormy Daniels to remain silent about an alleged affair to Brett Kavanaugh being confirmed into the Supreme Court despite being accused of malicious sexual assault – most people can agree that this upcoming election season is an important one.
Despite this, some people aren't showing up to the polls to vote.
Only 58% of eligible voters actually went out and voted during the 2016 Presidential Election. Democrats are urging people to go out and exercise their right to vote during the midterm elections this season.
One of the ways people are doing that?
By making commercials. Duh.
But what some are regarding as one of the best advertisements in modern politics isn't even a paid advertisement.
Eleven Films, based in Portland, made a fake "movie trailer" for The #BlueWave to get enthusiasm going, and encourage people to go out and vote.
holy shit this is incredible https://t.co/9rFfYmpg1p— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko) 1540249788.0
It has since gone viral, garnering tens of thousands of views, likes, and retweets, and of course, got people excited about the upcoming elections. The short combines some of the biggest headlines in politics from 2018, a massive focus on #MeToo and Brett Kavanaugh, as well as highlighting certain Democratic candidates such as Antonio Delgado and Beto O'Rourke.
People shared the short and agreed it is an awesome effort to get people to vote:
@Eleven_Films It is magnificent— Nancy Lee Grahn (@Nancy Lee Grahn) 1540252735.0
@Eleven_Films Y'all smacked it out of the park with this! Incredible!!!— ɑղԵհօղվ (@ɑղԵհօղվ) 1540255004.0
@Eleven_Films It's totally and completely badass. You nailed it.— GracieE (@GracieE) 1540253319.0
@Eleven_Films Thank you 💙 More, please 🇺🇸 #BlueWave #Vote #TheResistance https://t.co/TamCLLngoh— Nancy (@Nancy) 1540305910.0
Eleven Films wasn't paid or compensated for the making of this video – but some people are insisting it should be made into a real advertisement, and aired on national television:
You can't deny that this would look awesome on TV. And considering all of the editing that went into it...
@Eleven_Films HOW CAN WE GET THIS ON THE AIR???? Where do we donate? Who do we call? What do we do?? THIS 🔥 IS 🔥 AMAZING!!!!!— RevolutionReady🌊 (@RevolutionReady🌊) 1540260905.0
@AdamParkhomenko .@TomSteyer Why not pay for the #ElevenFilms ad to be broadcast on all the major networks to count… https://t.co/taJyRfM7gS— S.A.AdamsFmr@DOS🌍 (@S.A.AdamsFmr@DOS🌍) 1540251863.0
Twitter seems to agree that this has to get people to go out and vote.
I mean, it has a fire soundtrack and everything! When was the last time a typical campaign or political advertisement left you this motivated to go out and vote?
@Eleven_Films If you're not inspired to get out and vote by this video... check your pulse... you might be dead! ***RT if you agree***— Carolyn Haynes (@Carolyn Haynes) 1540253438.0
@AdamParkhomenko This is the best Democratic ad I have seen in 25 years, maybe ever.— Angela Clare📎🍩 🇺🇸 (@Angela Clare📎🍩 🇺🇸) 1540299171.0
@AdamParkhomenko I've been so depressed lately. This video is giving me life! We have some absolutely amazing candi… https://t.co/FZ0N0IDlgy— OUFENIX (D) (@OUFENIX (D)) 1540251132.0
@Eleven_Films Instant chills. Thank you for the soundtrack especially. #WeMustVote #MeToo #BlueWave2018— (((L'EtatC'estMoi))) (@(((L'EtatC'estMoi)))) 1540252969.0
So everyone, ensure you are registered to vote and go out and vote on November 6th!
Eleven Films would be super proud.
@AdamParkhomenko https://t.co/mU3BXgoRyr— Debbie (@Debbie) 1540255608.0