Bryan Cranston, Kerry Washington, Julianne Moore, Neil Patrick Harris and Macklemore are among the over 100 celebrities who’ve joined an anti-Donald Trump campaign that’s part of MoveOn.org‘s “United Against Hate” effort.
In an open letter posted on Mic, the group pledged to “use the power of our voice and the power of our vote to defeat Donald Trump and the hateful ideology he represents.” Among the other signees were Shonda Rhimes, Ryan Murphy, Michael Moore, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Lena Dunham, Rashida Jones and Russell Simmons.
The letter specifically called out Trump’s hateful rhetoric targeting women, Latinos, people with disabilities and other marginalized groups. “Some of us come from the groups Trump has attacked,” it read. “Some of us don’t. But as history has shown, it’s often only a matter of time before the ‘other’ becomes me.”
Several of the signees were also tapped to appear at the Democratic National convention this week, including Dunham and America Ferrera (who spoke tonight, Tuesday July 26th), as well as Chloe Grace Moretz.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Cranston pledged his support for Hillary Clinton during a panel in Philadelphia Tuesday alongside Civil Rights activists from the Sixties. The Breaking Bad star recently reprised his role as Lyndon B. Johnson in HBO’s adaptation of the Broadway play,All the Way, which focuses on the struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act. The panel discussion centered on the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party’s fight against the state’s all-white delegation at the 1964 DNC, and Cranston said, referring to his fellow panel members, he felt like a “cubic zirconia on stage with diamonds.”
Cranston also noted that he did not think his celebrity should give his opinions any extra weight, but added, “I think any person who has been given that, has been given that gift, has a sense of responsibility to share their thoughts and comments and feelings with society, to be socially conscious.”