Jennifer Garner campaigned for Hillary Clinton yesterday afternoon with a rally at the University of Nevada. She helped students register to vote, you can see a short video of her interacting with students above, and she was very friendly and enthusiastic. It was fun to see. You can watch a longer video of her appearance including her speech below. Garner shows up at about 2:00 minutes in and everyone cheers and starts freaking out. The person who posted the video notes that about 100 people turned out to see her, although it looks like more in the video. After this Garner went to the local Democratic office.
Here are highlights from the speech Garner gave, which you can see around 4:00 in the video below. She emphasizes that the deadline for registering to vote in Nevada is tomorrow (which is today!) and that students should ask their friends to register as well. She’s very comfortable speaking to the crowd and is a knowledgeable advocate for Hillary.
Have you all been bugged incessantly by people begging you to come out and get the vote and make sure you’re registered and ready to go? Well count me in because I’m going to say the same thing, except this time I’m going to say the deadline is now. You’re almost done, we’re going to get to the end of this election, sorry you’re going to school in a swing state but that’s how it is. The deadline is tomorrow to register on paper. We have people here with clipboards. I am registering people so you can get in line with me. My [request] is not only you commit to registering and voting yourselves but you commit to finding two friends [to register] and make sure you get it done. We do have a say, it does matter, that’s why we’re all here bugging you.
Let’s remember what we are looking for here. We are looking for kids whose parents make less than $125,000 a year being able to go to this great institution here for free. We are for someone who is going to raise minimum wage, who is going to help you afford to raise your babies so that you can go to work, who’s going to help make sure that your kids have universal pre-K which is something you may not care about now but trust me it’s important, and that is Hillary Rodham Clinton and I’m excited and proud to be here standing up for her… I’ll take selfies up the wazoo with anyone who stands in my line [to register].
I’m a registered Democrat and signed up to volunteer so I’ve been called quite a few times by my local office. Last night I agreed to go in to make calls the day before the election, when people are probably going to be so sick of getting calls, but we have to do it! We have to make sure everyone has a ride to the polls and that everyone gets a chance to vote. Yes Hillary will probably win in a landslide, but it’s going to be because we all did our part and didn’t get complacent. It’s important this year. Good for Garner for doing her part! This really made me warm to her.
If you haven’t registered to vote yet you can do so online at IWillVote.com until October 18th. Time is running out and the deadline is very soon so if you’re not registered yet do it now!
Garner also emphasized that you can vote early, which I’m really considering because I’m just so nervous about this election. I want to get it over with and will feel a sense of closure once I’ve voted.
Oh and Garner was spotted out walking with Ben Affleck yesterday morning before heading to Reno and before he had The Accountant premiere. You can see those pics on JustJared.
Here’s the longer video. Her speech is at 4:00!
When Jennifer Garner hugs you and you die. She's the sweetest person ever. My life is made pic.twitter.com/Ttg471v6vE
— Victoria Ramos (@toeeramos) October 10, 2016
This is Garner with Congressional candidate Chip Evans who is looking to unseat Mark Amodei in the second congressional district.
— Chip Evans 4Congress (@chip4congress) October 10, 2016