Lil Jon, Lena Dunham Say Turn Out for What You Believe In Nov. 4

Lil Jon, Lena Dunham Say Turn Out for What You Believe In Nov. 4

Stars encourage young people to vote in video parody.

Published October 8, 2014

In a hysterical parody of his hit single "Turn Down for What," rapper Lil Jon is rocking the vote with a new video released Tuesday to encourage people to cast ballots in this year's midterm elections.

"Turn Out for What" features Whoopi Goldberg and stars from Girls, Orange Is the New Black, Glee and Portlandia, and other celebrities. As a characteristically pantless "Lil Lena" Dunham dances outside a voting boot, they talk about the issues that are inspiring them to head to the polls, including education, student loans, marriage equality, reproductive rights and prison reform. Lil Jon, who confesses his love for Girls and has questions about season 4, says he's turning out for the legalization of marijuana.

Check out the video, which was created for the nonpartisan advocacy group Rock the Vote, and think about what's going to make you turn out in November. And if you get stuck, be like comedian Fred Armisen, who says he's voting to "impress his friends. That's the only reason to ever do anything."

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(Photo: Rock the Vote via YouTube.com)

Written by Joyce Jones

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