The long and winding road that is primary season is almost at an end, and that road ends in California.
Today, dozens of Hollywood celebrities are heading out to vote in the presidential primary, and are trying to encourage others to do the same.
In Hillary Clinton’s camp, stars like Eva Longoria and Lady Gaga, both of whom have stumped hard for the Secretary of State in the past few months, made a final push to get her the victory in one of the country’s most liberal states.
On the side of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders there are stars like “Avengers” and “Spotlight” star Mark Ruffalo, whose activism-heavy Twitter account included a message today urging California Democrats to shake up the status quo by voting for the Democratic underdog.
Danny Glover has also helped Sanders with some last minute campaigning by attending his rally in San Francisco yesterday, while provocative documentary filmmaker Michael Moore waxed cynically about the AP’s report yesterday calling the nomination for Clinton before the final wave of primaries even began.
Primaries and Caucuses. Use your vote today 2 let em know the status quo has got 2 go. Yo, Dems get back to your FDR values! #FeelTheBern
A vote for Bernie Sanders in the June 7 primary tmrw is a vote for Jobs and Education, not Jails and Incarceration! https://t.co/qiGb9IB5AG
Good morning Californians! Now go back 2 bed. No need 2 vote today. They’ve already declared the winner. They’d prefer u stay home. Pls heel
While Moore was being facetious, another filmmaker was much more earnest and positive in her urge to get others to vote.
“Selma” director Ava DuVernay called in particular upon women and minorities to make their voices heard. Other celebrities took to Instagram to show pictures of them at their polling places, including Conan O’Brien, who apparently doesn’t understand how primary voting works.
Exercise your right to VOTE. If you’re a woman or person of color, that right was hard fought. Stand tall! Be heard! pic.twitter.com/wbce0bB88J