Olivia Munn can name a lot of personal reasons why she supports President Obama—the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," support for military families—but what motivates her the most is what's at stake for women in this election if Mitt Romney becomes president. "He thinks women aren't capable of making choices over their own bodies," she says. "That is very scary to me. Ask yourself: How does that affect you? How does that affect your girlfriend? Your mother? Because if you believe in an America where women can make their own choices about their own bodies, then you gotta vote."
So today, she hopped on the Gotta Vote bus in Ohio to fire up college students who've seen her on The Newsroom or The Daily Show—and make sure they vote. At each stop, she asked students point-blank if they were registered to vote. If the answer was yes, she passed out high-fives. If the answer was no, she asked why not—and urged them to get it done. "Every single vote matters, especially here in Ohio," Munn says. "You have this power as young people. We get to decide how our world is going to be. We don't have to wait for everyone else who's been telling us what to do with our lives. We have to get out there and vote."
And to make sure her high-fives were not in vain, Munn led the students on a march across campus to cast their ballots—for many, their very first presidential ballots—for Barack Obama.
Are you registered to vote? Don't let Olivia Munn down.
Only one presidential candidate in this election is fighting for students.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz:
"President Obama is counting on us to make sure we continue to move forward together.
"Students who can’t afford to go to college unless we keep making college affordability a top priority are counting on us.
"Seniors who can’t afford to buy their life-saving prescription medications without Obamacare are counting on us.
"Middle-class families who are working hard every day to put a roof over their families’ heads and put food on the table are counting on us.
"Remember: It was the hard work, the incredible passion and the amazing energy of Americans like you that helped put President Obama over the top in 2008.
"Now we need you to channel that momentum and give everything you've got to doing it again on November 6."
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