American actress Jennifer Lawrence is getting involved in local politics, posting a video with the nonprofit Save IRV Memphis seeking citizen support for the Memphis instant runoff voting system backed by voters once but under threat again. In the video, Lawrence says, “Memphis, you’re about to get blindsided by your own government. Tell the politicians they work for us.” In picking sides on three upcoming ballot measures, Lawrence was also taking a stand against an attempt to extend City Council term limits.
A recent article by WREG reporter Stacy Jacobson had more:
Proponents say IRV would eliminate costly, low-turnout runoff elections in some City Council Districts. It was approved by voters in 2008, but never put in place. Memphis City Council members in December voted to insert a question on ballots asking voters to repeal it. Save IRV has filed suit, calling that ballot question, and two other involving term limits, misleading. Steve Mulroy with “Save IRV Memphis” said his organization welcomed Lawrence’s involvement.
Jennifer Lawrence’s brief video:
Actress Jennifer Lawrence is asking Memphis voters to vote no on a ballot measure to repeal Instant Runoff Voting. "Memphis, you're about to get blindsided by your own government," Lawrence says.
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You can also see a local news report about the celebrity’s new political action here: