In a new radio ad, actor Samuel L. Jackson calls on Georgia voters to support the Democratic Party, and by default, Jon Ossoff, a Democrat running in the state’s special election this Tuesday, April 18, CNN reports.
“Stop Donald Trump, the man who encourages racial and religious discrimination and sexism,” Jackson says. “Remember what happened the last time people stayed home.”
The ad was organized by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Though Jackson does not specifically call out Ossoff by name, the Democrat’s race in the state is a focal point. Ossoff is running for the congressional seat in Georgia’s 6th district, which was vacated recently by President Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. The district usually goes Republican, but that could all change Tuesday. Ossoff has the funding, drive and backing of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis on his side.
The Democrats’ ad is aimed at black voters, framing Jackson as a “civil rights activist” and “Morehouse graduate.” His message will run on Atlanta urban radio stations through the weekend.
“Do your friends and family a favor. Hell, do yourself a favor, and vote on April 18, and make sure to vote for the Democratic Party,” says Jackson.
Listen to the full ad here: