The CW Announces Nonpartisan Voting Campaign

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As you hopefully know, there is an election in the United States in November that will decide the fate of… oh, all of humanity perhaps? It might be a bit too dramatic, but it’s a big deal. If you are do not aware, however, and this news hasn’t already warned you, The CW has announced a new initiative called CW Vote Actually which is designed to remind viewers to vote and guide them to information on how to register and request postal ballots.

Naturally, because it’s The CW, it’s going to accomplish that with a bunch of beautiful people you might recognize from CW shows, as seen in this preview video promoting the campaign. There is the Flash! There is Stargirl! There are people on the shows who don’t talk about superheroes, which we all definitely recognize! Unfortunately, there’s a problem with the lineup The CW chose for this video: Where’s Beebo? Everybody loves Beebo, the Tickle Me Elmo parody of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow who was briefly worshiped as a Norse god of war, then became an avatar for the mystical Totems Of Zambesi, and Beebo probably luh-luh-loooves democracy. We’re not saying all those other people fail to convince us to vote, but Beebo would be a lot harder to ignore. Hopefully, he’ll appear in a future commercial, as The CW’s Vote Really campaign is set to begin rolling out across the network, its apps, and its website on September 15.

Now, if it seems silly to base so many stories on a serious call for young people to vote on a goofy joke from Legends of Tomorrow, we must point out that this is explicitly a “non-partisan initiative” (as explained in a press release), which means that it is simply to advocate for the vote in general and not specifically for the guy who isn’t Donald Trump. It’s much dumber than talking about Beebo. Voting in general is fine, of course, but we don’t need to pretend that voting for nobody is always better than voting for nobody this time, right? If the Flash reminding you to vote is the push you needed to go out and vote for Donald Trump, we’d like to recommend that you…don’t do it.


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