Celebrities are literally doing everything they can to aid Hillary in her fight for the presidency. So, on Tuesday, before the Democratic nominee stepped onto the stage, they appeared on the big screen in an a cappella version of “Fight Song” – a tune Hillary has used throughout her campaign.
Pitch Perfect actress Elizabeth Banks, who directed the video, was the first to appear. Smiling complacently, she proudly adjusted the Clinton pin on her blazer and declared: "This is for Hillary."
The screen then shifted to Mandy Moore, who set the beat with a repetition of "dum, dum, dum." (She certainly didn’t think that one through…) Rachel Platten, original writer and performer of “Fight Song,” then began to sing.
Other celebs, including America Ferrara, Kristen Chenoweth , and additional Pitch Perfect stars, were joined by ordinary American Hillary supporters, who crooned along and held up signs reading “We <3 You.” In the middle of the refrain, songwriter Ester Dean added a rap: “It take a village to raise a child, but a parent to run a nation, we got some hard choices, but together we gonna make it. We living in history, America take a bow, we ‘bout to show the world, yeah, women are equal now.”
A number of the celebs who appeared in the video are attending the DNC events this week and engaging in pro-Hillary, anti-Trump activities.
On Tuesday, Banks mocked Trump's RNC entrance by imitating his body movements and using a fog machine. “I’m Elizabeth Banks," she informed the audience gathered at the Wells Fargo Center. "Some of you know me from The Hunger Games, in which I play Effie Trinket, a cruel, out-of-touch reality-TV star, who wears insane wigs while delivering long-winded speeches to a violent dystopia. So, when I tuned in to Cleveland last week, I was like, ‘Hey! That’s MY act!’"
Lena Dunham and America Ferrara together gave a speech denouncing the Republican nominee and enthusing over their beloved. Ferrara declared: "Donald's not making America great again. He's making America hate again." Dunham chipped in: “Hillary knows that access and opportunity are the American promise, not transphobia, Islamophobia, xenophobia and systemic racism.”
Some of the celebs have also signed MoveOn.org's #UnitedAgainstHate – an open letter to the American public that encourages votes for Hillary and brings attention to what are dubbed "the dangers of a Trump presidency.”