“I know it’s difficult to talk politics these days,” says Lawrence, who announced last year that she would take a temporary hiatus to focus on her advocacy. “But look, the government is ours. We are paying for it, so it has to work for us, and at the moment it isn’t.
For the rest of the video – which briefly co-stars with director Josh Silver – the “X-Men” star explains how screwed up the American political system is, including the tiny influence Americans wield on a daily basis in the world. policy making in relation to rich and special interest groups.
“The question is therefore how to defuse this system?” says Lawrence, who clearly isn’t just playing a superhero on the big screen. “I’m obsessed with this idea – not just digging it up, but also fixing it.”
The solution, according to Lawrence and Silver, is the American Anti-Corruption Act. It aims to push away the power of billionaire donors with key changes such as ending gerrymander constituencies, establishing automatic voter registration and overhauling lobbying laws.
“If you don’t do anything,” Lawrence says in the YouTube video, “nothing changes.”