This Ad Featuring Elderly ‘Trump Supporters’ Telling Young People Not To Vote Is Too True

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A new ad campaign aimed at Millennial voters is using elderly people to pose as Trump voters. The goal is to scare young people into voting. It should work, it’s pretty scary.

The PSA is titled They’re doing fine, are you? It was created by the organization ACRONYM as part of the Knock the Vote movement. In the video, elderly people try to convince young people not to vote as an older gentleman saying:

“Tax cuts for the rich?” Hell yeah, I’m rich as f*ck.”

While a woman says:

“Climate change? That’s a you problem. I’ll be dead soon.”

The ad does hit a serious note when it comes to younger generations having notoriously low turnout. The older faux Trump supporters warn:

“You won’t vote, you young people never do but I do. Midterms, primaries, every single election — we’ll be there, but you won’t because we’re a generation of doers, not whiners. And we’re doing great.”

That should scare anyone enough to get out and vote.

The ads seem to be working.

September 25, 2018, was National Voter Registration Day with a record number of over 800,000 people signing up.

The country and young people are more fired up than ever to vote and they are using social media to get the word out. 

They are out there knocking on doors…

…and the media noticed both their efforts and the efforts of ACRONYM with this ad.

Both young and old(er) people appreciate the ad’s message.

Now get out there and vote!

H/T: Time, Yahoo


Written by Jonna Ivin

Jonna Ivin is the founder of STIR Journal and writer of the essay, I Know Why Poor Whites Chant, Trump, Trump, Trump. She has appeared on NPR, OPB, The Roland Martin Show and KCRW. Jonna is the author of the books Will Love For Crumbs, 8th Amendment, and, Sister Girl. Her writing has been featured in Good Magazine, STIR Journal, The Establishment, and xoJane. Twitter @jonnaivin