Controversial actress Jane Fonda, 81, was pictured canvassing door-to-door in Scranton, Pennsylvania on August 4 to a crowd of local voters in the swing state. She spoke to voters about their concerns in the upcoming election and to educate them on Trump’s policies.
“I’m scared. I’m scared for our democracy, for our ability to live together in community across lines of race, class and religion. I’m scared for my grandchildren and for the planet. The country is contorted and polarized, with the flames of hate fanned by leaders at the highest level,” she revealed in a Washington Post op-ed.
Fonda says having a respectful conversation with voters will help them want to vote Democrat. Fonda repeated, “We outsmart the Facebook algorithms and digital foreign meddling by holding face-to-face conversations.”
“I’ve seen it. The process builds trust, and it sends a message: You matter enough that I’m here on your doorstep,” she said.
“I’ve seen the power of face-to-face contact since I became an activist five decades ago. In Modesto, California, I met some of the 800 volunteers who knocked on doors for more than a year before the 2018 election,” she said.
Fonda mentioned that feer of reaching out is what can hurt an election.
“We don’t need to choose between Democratic base voters and swing voters. All working people, no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, faith, or sexual orientation or gender identity, need a stake and a say in our society — and they all need to hear that they’re part of “We the People.”‘
Do you think that having Jane Fonda talk to voters will help the Democrats?