ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Hollywood actress Chloe Grace Moretz visited the University of Michigan to encourage students to register to vote in support of Hillary Clinton. She appeared at a private residence on East Hoover Avenue shortly after noon on Saturday.
“I’m excited to meet Chloe Grace Moretz and I’m excited about Hillary Clinton,” said Monica Davis, a junior at U-M. “I like how active Chloe is in politics. Usually, celebrities don’t like to be. It’s really nice to see a woman have the chance to become president of the United States. I like what she stands for. I would say women, education, the economy and environmentalism are important to me.”
Her friend, Alicia Finnorn, added: “Hillary’s been a good advocate for the people in Flint too. People are speaking up about that today. I know that it’s been 365 days. Social justice issues are also important to me. Especially with all of the police brutality that’s been going on around the country.”
About 250 students registered to vote and took photos with Moretz during the campus event.
“I think voting in general is really important,” the actress said in an exclusive interview. “It is our biggest rights as citizens of the United States of America. If we don’t take advantage of this and get the youth vote out there, I think we’re really working in the regression of America. Let’s be progressive and vote for Hillary. She’s confident and eloquent, political and presidential.”
The actress known for her roles on “Kick Ass” and “30 Rock” also visited universities like Lawrence Tech, Grand Valley State, Michigan State and Western Michigan.
“I think it’s great to talk to kids who are 18, 19 or 20,” Moretz added. “Those are the ones who feel that their vote doesn’t count. Every vote does count. Be active and research different candidates. Understand that Hillary embodies everything that a presidential candidate should have. As with me, it will be my first vote. It’s exciting. You should have positive debates with your friends.”
Students I spoke with said they were excited to meet the Hollywood star and vote in the upcoming November election.
“It was a lot of fun, she is really supportive of Hillary Clinton and her ideas,” said U-M freshman Finn Storer. “She is very active in making sure that Hillary gets elected. We cannot elect Donald Trump to be president of this country. This country is too good to have Donald Trump be president.”
His friend, Omkar Pratapwar, added: “Yeah, it was awesome to meet her. She’s an amazing actress and to have someone as notable as this supporting Hillary Clinton is good to have someone to rally around. I just support her ideas. Compared to some of the other candidates, she stands out amongst all of them.”
Just as a reminder, there are less than 40 days until the Nov. 8th general election. The final day to register to vote is on October 11th.
For more information about Hillary Clinton, visit her campaign website at www.hillaryclinton.com.