Veteran film star Robert De Niro is urging U.S. voters to take their civic responsibility seriously, because casting a ballot “is how we hire and how we fire our leaders.”
In remarks at the Global Citizens Festival in New York on Saturday, the multi-award winning actor reminded the crowd that “we are their bosses,” The Independent reported.
“Look at all of you,” De Niro said. “You are at this amazing concert because you took your responsibility as global citizens seriously. You took the time to join with other citizens to make a difference. Now we’re asking you to take your responsibility as U.S. citizens seriously by voting.”
“Voting is how we tell our government what we want and what we don’t want,” he added. “Put it another way, voting is how we hire and how we fire our leaders.”
“Guess what? They are not our bosses,” he said, The Independent reported. “We are their bosses. If we think they are doing a good job we can keep in their jobs. If there is someone we like better we can hire them. And if we don’t like the job they’re doing we can fire them. You have got the power now please use it.”
De Niro didn’t mention any leader by name, but has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump.
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