Joan Jett wants women to vote in the upcoming midterm election -- and who says no to Joan Jett? Exactly.
Created by the social rights platform the Department of Peace, the women's rights PSA reminds all voters what's at stake in the upcoming midterm election on Nov. 4. The star-studded cast includes Joan Jett, Tavi Gevinson, Natasha Lyonne, Max Greenfield and so many more celebrities urging women to get out and vote.
As the video states, women are not a voting block, women are the majority of voters, accounting for 53 percent of voters who turned out in 2012. There were more laws passed to limit women's reproductive rights in 2013 than there has been in the past 10 years. If that's not enough of a reason here are a few other facts from the Department of Peace that might get you to the voting booths:
- 87 percent of all U.S. counties have no abortion provider.
- 35 percent of American women will have an abortion by the age of 45.
- In 13 states a pharmacist can legally refuse to dispense birth control, even if you have a prescription.
- 26 states have waiting periods for abortion, while only 11 have waiting periods for guns.
- In 32 states terminally ill women are forced to carry a pregnancy to term, regardless of her wishes or her living will.
- More than 50 abortion clinics were shut down by unnecessary laws from 2010-2013. Not including the dozens that were shut in Texas in the last month.