Mark Ruffalo has called on people from his home state of Wisconsin to help “defend American democracy against vandals” ahead of a US political fundraising event.
the actor will join other famous faces from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Don Cheadle and Rosario Dawson, for Sunday’s pro-democracy event.
The event, called The Marvel Cast Unite To Save Democracy, hopes to encourage voters to vote in the state, ahead of the upcoming US midterm elections.
Vote for the midterm elections to be held on November 8.
Ruffalo, from Kenosha, in Wisconsin, is known for being an online voice on social and political issues, including the environment and women’s rights.
“We will have fun, play some games, talk about the love of my homeland and we will fight to defend American democracy against these bastards,” he said in a promotional video. for the event.
“So is Wisconsin, nationwide and going to the polls on November 8 is absolutely vital if we are to protect democracy and women’s reproductive rights for generations to come.”
Also attending the event were Natalia Cordova and Clark Gregg, both of whom have starred in the Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD series, as well as Wisconsin governor Mandela Barnes.
Democrats in the state have held fundraising events before with the help of celebrities including actors from The West Wing and Veep, which are said to have raised nearly $700,000 (£613,000).
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/mark-ruffalo-urges-wisconsin-voters-to-safeguard-us-democracy-from-nutjobs-42115231.html Mark Ruffalo urges Wisconsin voters to protect US democracy from ‘nutjobs’