Julia Louis-Dreyfus released a special video message to millennial voters in character as Veep’s former President Selina Meyer.
Speaking in a 30-second Rock the Vote public service announcement, Louis-Dreyfus as Meyer, — with help from her onscreen aide Gary Walsh (Tony Hale) — urged America’s youth to hit the polls and vote.
“So, the two reasons I lost: weather, which I can’t control; and millennial apathy, which you can,” Louis-Dreyfus says in the video. “When you don’t vote, you’re giving your power to someone else. Someone probably less informed and more motivated. So please vote, this matters.”
Her assistant Gary asks her if this means she is running again, but she quickly shoots down the option. “Then why do we care?” he asks. “Because of everything I just said,” she snaps.
Millennials continue to have the lowest election participation of any age group. Only about 46 percent voted in the last presidential election; compared to 72 percent of the Silent Generation, who have always had significantly higher rates of voter turnout.
Veep is shooting its sixth season in Los Angeles.