Samuel L. Jackson promises to teach swearing in exchange for voter registration
The acting icon's tweet to more than 8.5 million fans said if 2,500 assured they're registered to vote, 'I will teach you to swear in 15 different languages.'
In a video tweet, beloved actor Samuel L. Jackson has vowed to teach swearing in 15 different languages.
“Listen up,” Jackson said, “If 2500 of you click a voting action below to make sure you’re #GoodToVote, I will teach you to swear in 15 different languages.”
The tweet, sent to his more than 8.5 million Twitter followers, encouraged fans to visit headcount.org/samjackson, a link that allows people to register to vote or check their registration status.
The actor had previously tweeted: “Nov. 3rd Will be here before you know it! Go to Headcount.org to check your voter registration status or register to vote! Go now and you may get a very special ‘tutorial’ from me! Every vote Counts!”
HeadCount is a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy. They aim to reach young people and music fans at live shows concerts and online.
According to their website, HeadCount has signed up over 700,000 voters through their work with touring musicians like Beyoncé, Ariana Grande and Dead & Company, plus events like Lollapalooza, Pride festivals and RuPaul’s DragCon. Their public service announcements feature music stars like Jay-Z and Dave Matthews.
HeadCount also manages social impact programs for Ben & Jerry’s, American Eagle Outfitters and MTV. They are also a national partner of National Voter Registration Day.
Jackson’s fans responded with enthusiasm.
One replied that “this is the most convincing, awesome way of encouraging many others, who aren’t into politics, to register to vote this year!!”
“Checked it already but checked it again because I need my MF’ing vote to count. Trump is almost as good as gone now,” another fan wrote.
A third even offered to return the favor to Jackson: “I’ll teach YOU at least half a dozen new curses in Arabic.”
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