Will Ferrell went down to Georgia to personally canvas door-to-door for Stacey Abrams

The midterm elections – on November 6th – will determine control of the House and Senate, and they’ll determine the future of American democracy. There are also some really great, interesting and important governors’ races and local elections too. One of those gubernatorial races is Stacey Abrams’ candidacy for governor of Georgia. Considering the Black Renaissance happening in Atlanta, and more celebrities living full time in Georgia, there’s been a lot of star-power and “heat” around this governor’s race. But I guess I didn’t expect this – Will Ferrell decided to go out and personally canvas door-to-door for Stacey Abrams in Georgia! He had the t-shirt and the clipboard and everything. Can you even imagine what you would do if Will Ferrell suddenly turned up at your door? It’s crazy.

Will recorded a message too:

I love when celebrities do this. I mean, it’s good that so many wealthy celebrities donate so heavily to Democratic candidates and to the party as a whole. Dems need money, so of course that’s always welcome. But I love it when celebrities actually put their narcissism and transactional-politics aside to actually work on the ground for a candidate. I remember during Barack Obama’s first and second presidential elections, celebrities were canvassing in Iowa and New Hampshire and phone-banking in Texas and such. It’s just another reminder: the election this year is CRAZY IMPORTANT AND YOU NEED TO VOTE.

Photos and video courtesy of Twitter.

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  1. Mika says:

    Good for Will.

  2. Veronica S. says:

    I know a lot of people find his humor annoying, but I’ve always had a soft spot for him. In interviews and in other things, he always came across as a guy who meant well. I’m glad he’s following through that impression with action.

    • My Mom and I used to watch Land of the Lost while we cooked… it was our favorite film, next to Hellboy, Hellyboy II: the Golden Army, Moonstruck, and Pan’s Labyrinth. We could watch those five films over and over – and we did!

      Will’s been a favorite in our house for years.

    • Millenial says:

      I really just wish he’d stop doing those movies with Mark Wahlberg. In any interview of them together its painfully obvious what a jerk Mark is and Will is just acting like it’s normal and he’s along for the ride.

    • Cate says:

      Yeah, I really can’t stand any of his movies but he actually seems like a decent guy.

    • holly hobby says:

      I became a Will Ferrell fan after I watched Elf. Yes I watched all his off color movies too. It’s funny in a juvenile way.

  3. Esmom says:

    Amazing. Kudos to Will for knocking on doors. My teen sons would faint if he showed up at ours!

    I’d love to imagine he changed someone’s mind. Or at least helped GOTV for a few people who might have otherwise stayed home.

  4. Amy Tennant says:

    Some of my dear friends have been out canvassing for Stacey.

    Sadly I don’t have any confidence that it’s going to work. The Republicans are just as fired up, and Kemp may well be one of the most plain evil candidates I’ve ever seen. Like Trump, he’s running his campaign like a professional wrestling heel and appealing to the worst instincts in the base, and it’s working. Even worse than that, he seems to be using his office to disenfranchise those who would vote against him. It’s the worst you can imagine when you let one of the candidates oversee the election. He should have resigned his post as sec of state when he declared. Now we’re finding out that people are having their voter registrations cancelled (verifiable). Some of the machines are allegedly malfunctioning and defaulting to him.
    I think he’s actually worse than Trump.
    There are pictures of him posing with white supremacists and anti-Islamic bigots, and I still think he’s going to win.
    I hope I’m wrong.

    • Christine says:

      I just read about the older voting machines malfunctioning – it’s apparently happening in TX too. I hope people are double checking their submissions. I would be so mad

    • NicoleinSavannah says:

      Sadly, after going door to door and just living here in Savannah, I agree Kemp will probably take it and he vile and disgusting. I want to remove every yard sign I see for him.

  5. Dee Kay says:

    I’m not a giant Will Ferrell fan or anything, but for some reason, this brought tears to my eyes. Stacey Abrams seems like an amazing candidate and if I lived in GA I would vote for her for absolutely any public office. I am so afraid that all of the voter suppression stories coming out of that state are true, and even if she gets a majority, she won’t get the office. How many great, super qualified women candidates can run for office, get the votes, and not get the office in this country???

  6. Lilly says:

    Thanks Will – I love you for this and the laughs you’ve brought me.

  7. NicoleinSavannah says:

    Damn it! I need him here is Savannah! Door to door today for Stacey!! That guy in the first pic kills me. I need his name!

  8. holly hobby says:

    I usually don’t open my door for campaign stuff (it’s annoying and truthfully, it doesn’t sway my vote). However, I would say I would make an exception for Will Ferrell!

  9. Cranberry says:

    Love this guy. Go Will !

  10. Sandy says:

    I love will for this, it’s inspiring.

  11. sealit says:

    Go Will! Fight On!

  12. NicoleinSavannah says:

    May I ask why you say there is a black Renaissance in Atlanta? I’d say that happened 2-3 decades ago, no? Truly curious. I know it’s not because of this trap music?!

    • Kaiser says:

      Because of Tyler Perry’s studio, plus the tax breaks for Hollywood productions to film in Georgia (and more employment in communities of color), plus the music scene (not just trap music), plus the growing arts community in general.

      • NicoleinSavannah says:

        SCAD Atlanta is really making it their fashion hub. Thank you for clarifying. Have you watched the Netflix Dungeon Doc? Art of Organized Noize? Takes me back. Also, Ozark. In the first few minutes, you know the show is filmed around Atlanta. Countless movies too. Let’s not forget Atlanta. The Georgia Southern ‘visit’ was way better than Statesboro.