Katy Perry Featured in a “Transmission from the Future”
Posted on June 18, 2021, 4:00 am
In a broadcast from a dystopian future set in 2055, Grammy Award-winning artist Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom issue a dire warning for Americans about the future of democracy if Congress does not pass the For The People Act. Transmissions from the Future, an ad released by leading nonpartisan anti-corruption organization RepresentUs, urges passage of the sweeping voting rights bill, which will be considered by the Senate next week.
“As we saw most recently in Georgia and Texas, politicians are attacking our freedom to vote through passing laws that make it harder for seniors, veterans, communities of color, and rural voters to cast their ballots. Time is running out to stop their efforts. I urge you to call your Senator immediately and tell them to vote in favor of the For the People Act,” said artist Katy Perry.
“It started when voter suppression ran wild all over America. The voting rights bills died in the Senate. Polling places closed. We lost our right to vote,” a white-haired and fearful Perry warns Americans in the video.
The For the People Act, the most important anti-corruption bill since Watergate, would put a stop to the 389 anti-voter bills in 48 states that state lawmakers have introduced since March.