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Leonardo DiCaprio Just Slammed Republicans While Speaking Out On Voter Suppression

by : Emily Brown on : 22 Jun 2021 18:50
Leonardo DiCaprio Just Slammed Republicans While Speaking Out On Voter SuppressionPA Images

Leonardo DiCaprio has called for Americans to support the For The People Act and help stop Republicans from ‘gerrymandering’. 

The actor and environmentalist took to Instagram this week to share his message alongside a picture that claimed the voting rights of US residents are ‘under attack’ and called for the protection of the freedom to vote.

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It comes after Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry shared a similar plea last week, when the couple appeared in a short film depicting a future in which democracy is said to be ‘dead’ and voters have ‘no voice’.

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DiCaprio called for Americans to contact their local Senator and encourage them to support the For The People Act, which is intended to change laws regarding campaign finance to help reduce the influence money has on politics, as well as expand voting rights.

In his post, DiCaprio wrote: ‘We need to restore fairness to our democracy by preventing voter suppression and stopping Republicans from gerrymandering – especially in states where they control the process.’

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Leonardo DiCaprio calls for support for Save The People Act (Leonardo DiCaprio/Instagram)Leonardo DiCaprio/Instagram

Gerrymandering refers to the process in which governing parties aim to draw boundaries of legislative districts so their candidates win as many seats as possible during votes, The New York Times reports.

DiCaprio continued:

The good news is that we can stop this anti-democratic practice by passing the #ForThePeopleAct (HR1). Call your Senator and encourage them to support the bill.

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The Titanic star also shared the message to his Instagram story, where he linked to more details about the act, which describes itself as a ‘package of bold, commonsense reforms’ which will also help to crackdown on corruption in both parties and ensure accurate elections.

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.

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