Scarlett Johansson Makes Inspiring Speech on Why Voting is So Important in This Election!

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Scarlett spoke at the Democratic National Convention about the power of youth With both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions over, the next two months are going to be all about the importance of going out to the polls and voting on Election Day (November 6th--mark your calendar if you haven't done so yet)!

Actress Scarlett Johansson spoke at the DNC last night about why you, the younger generation, have an important voice in this country that can be heard loudly by voting.

"In 2008, less than half of all eligible voters between the ages of 18 and 24 voted," Scarlett declared. "Young America, why are we only speaking with half our voice when so many issues at stake directly affect us?"

She went on to add, "Today there are people out there trying to take away rights that our mothers, our grandmothers and our great-grandmothers fought for...our right to choose, our right to affordable quality education, equal pay, access to health care. And we the people can't let that happen."

Take a few minutes to hear all of what Scarlett had to say!

Have you been following the election? Are you old enough to vote? Will you be getting to the polls on November 6th?

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