The imperiled bill is aimed at curbing the wave of voter suppression taking place across the nation.
Stars including John Legend, Common and Mariah Carey are urging fans to #calloutyoursenator in a viral campaign to save the anti-voter suppression For the People Act. The stars have joined a Twitter campaign urging a bipartisan group of four U.S. senators to vote in favor of the bill that has already passed in the House and is pending, but imperiled, in the Senate.
"No matter our color, party, or zip code, our voices and our votes count. @senatorsinema @joemanchinWV @senatortimscott @senrobportman can make that happen," tweeted Common referring to a group of, respectively, two democrat and two republican senators who could serve as the pivotal votes in favor of the bill. "If you live in AZ, WV, SC or OH #CallOutYourSenators. Tell them VOTE YES on the #ForThePeopleAct." Carey, Legend, Evanescence's Amy Lee and actors Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio and comedians Sarah Silverman and Billy Eichner have also joined the campaign to salvage a bill that enjoys support from nearly all the Democrats in the Senate, but is in danger of falling short due to democratic holdouts Machin and Sinema.