Are you ready for election day yet? Whether all the campaigning, attack ads and heated debates have left you exhausted or energized, it’s all coming to an end on November 5.
Here at MTV we’ve been doing our best to make sure all eligible voters are prepared and registered for the big day via the Power of 12 initiative and with the help of informed and influential sources like Tom Hanks and friends.
Now, as we inch closer to the big day and voter registration deadlines — check Powerof12.org for state-specific deadlines — it’s time to remember how important it is to make your voice heard.
Here to emphasize the seriousness of the issue is a seriously hilarious group of familiar faces from the casts of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “The League,” and you know if they’re getting serious about something, it’s important.
“It’s more important than being good in your fantasy football league,” said “The League” star Jon Lajoie. “Although it’s kind of close. Pretty close, but more important to vote ,so please do.”
“I like to complain and you can’t complain if you don’t vote,” said “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star Kaitlin Olson. “I’m just a real big advocate of complaining.”
“League” funnyman Nick Kroll encouraged you exercise your right in not being lazy.
“It’s just the easiest thing in world,” he said. “It’s so worth voting because then if you’re not happy then you can bitch about it, you have a right to. If you don’t you have no right to bitch and that’s a God-given American right to bitch about the government.”
“You should seriously get out and vote because why not? It’s something free to do,” said Kroll’s co-star Paul Scheer. “It’s like going to private club, you get to pull levers, you get to go behind a curtain, what you do behind there is your own business. It’s sexy and cool and very dark.”
“Sunny” star Glenn Howerton played the fear/threatening card with his encouragement.
“It’s the only way we have to make sure that the other guy doesn’t get us and take our money,” he said. “Yeah, the other guy is going to take our money, one of them is going to. Which one is going to take our money?”
Check back for up-to-the-minute coverage of the debates and stick with PowerOf12.org throughout the 2012 presidential election season.