The cast of Friday Night Lights has an important message for fans before the upcoming 2020 Presidental Election.
In a new video shared to social media, the stars of the hit NBC drama call upon fans to check themselves and make sure that they are registered to vote.
The clip opens up with Connie Britton, who famously portrayed Tami Taylor on the series, saying "Y'all better check yourself" before her fellow castmates echo her sentiments. Then, various cast members implore viewers to check their voter registration as they each express how important voting is, whether people choose to vote in person or by mail.
"I love voting because voting is my way of having a say in where our country is going in the future," Matt Lauria, who played Luke Cafferty on the show, shares in the clip as Adrianne Palicki, who played Tyra Collette, adds, "It's so simple. There's no excuse not to vote."
"Check yourself! #FNL style," Britton, 53, wrote alongside the video on Instagram. "CHECK IT: Check your registration KNOW IT: Find out what's on your ballot DO IT: Come up with your voting plan – are you voting by mail? Do you know where your polling station is? Recruit friends & family to vote with you – remember, the earlier you vote, the better!"
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Check yourself! #FNL style! CHECK IT: Check your registration KNOW IT: Find out what's on your ballot DO IT: Come up with your voting plan – are you voting by mail? Do you know where your polling station is? Recruit friends & family to vote with you – remember, the earlier you vote, the better! Link in bio.
The Friday Night Lights cast join a slew of other celebrities encouraging fans to get involved and ready to vote in the upcoming 2020 general election — including Michelle Obama, Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg and Taylor Swift.
"Voting is bigger than any one party, one issue, one candidate or one election,” the former first lady, 56, said earlier this year, which is why she and waves of other celebrities and politicians are pushing for everyone who is eligible in the U.S. to register in time to vote in the Nov. 3 presidential election.
"The young people of America are speaking loud and clear on the streets and online, and come November, it will be more important than ever to fight for justice and equality, and against systemic racism, with our ballots," Perry said in June ahead of the Rock the Vote virtual kick-off concert.
Friday Night Lights premiered in October 2006 and ran for five seasons, concluding in February 2011.
In 2016, some of the cast reunited to tackle the Spartan Race outside of Chicago, trekking 10 miles of rough terrain in a nod to the cult-favorite show’s 10-year anniversary.
Of the show's famous faces who attended the event, Taylor Kitsch (a.k.a. Tim Riggins), Minka Kelly (Lyla Garrity), Zach Gilford (Matt Saracen) and Aimee Teegarden (Julie Taylor), were all in attendance.
Individual states have different requirements for how to register in order to vote. From Vote.gov, users search for their state and then follow the links to information about that specific registration process.
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