MoveOn.org has released an edgy, technologically innovative get-out-the-vote ad depicting a bleak dystopia run by a group called "RepubliCorp," meant to underscore the high stakes in the 2010 elections.
The customizable video speaks directly to the viewer and features actress Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy, The Next Three Days and "House, M.D.") and actor Romany Malco (40 Year Old Virgin and "Weeds"), as rebel fighters living in the year 2057. They are fighting an evil merger of the Republican Party and big corporations that is ruling the world. The characters warn people that they are essentially creating this future if they don't turn out and vote.
"If Americans don't want their country turned into RepubliCorp, they need to vote," said Wilde. "Since the Supreme Court has decided to allow corporations to buy elections, we felt a life-like, reality-based video from the future is exactly what progressives need to realize how much is at stake November 2nd."
MoveOn sent the ad to its five million members today.
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