Leonardo DiCaprio is lending his voice and producing power to the new limited series Whose Vote Counts, Explained and he’s giving insight into the importance of the election.
Whose Vote Counts, Explained was created through a partnership with Vox Media, Netflix, and Leo‘s Appian Way Productions. He serves as one of the series’ narrators alongside John Legend and Selena Gomez.
The three short-form episodes will cover voting rights, money and politics, and how the system is rigged from gerrymandering to the electoral college. You can watch the trailer below!
People just released a new video from the series and the Oscar-winning actor talks about the history of voting.
“In 1776, voting was a privilege, almost exclusively for white men with property,” Leo says in the clip.
Two voters then say, “In the founding constitution, you will not find the right to vote. This right to vote has been a battlefield in American democracy. If your vote didn’t matter, why the hell are so many systems and people trying so hard to prevent you from voting?”
Leo then concludes the video by saying, “All of us may have been created equal. But we’ll never actually be equal until we all vote. So don’t wait.”
Whose Vote Counts, Explained premieres on Netflix on September 28.
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