Mandy Patinkin and his wife, Kathryn Grody, really want Americans to vote by Nov. 3 and are creating their own campaign videos to spread the message. In the video, “The Princess Bride” and “Homeland” actor and activist warns about the dangers that lie ahead if people don’t vote.
“Everything is at stake,” the Tony and Emmy winner says in the video. “We are surrounded by chaos. We are being governed by selfish interests who peddle misinformation.”
Not only does Patinkin completely work himself up while talking about the intense political climate, Grody, an actress and writer, intervenes. She asks him to revamp the campaign video with a more calming approach.
“I think we just talk about it, calmly,” she says before she, too, becomes overwhelmed and goes into a frenzy.
The couple’s activism started long before they took to Twitter in quarantine. For months, they’ve been promoting social causes, donating to organizations, taking part in reunions to raise money for election campaigns, stamping and writing letters to representatives and spreading information on how to vote. On Sept. 28, at the the end of Yom Kippur, Patinkin even blew the final sound of the shofar so that everyone’s prayers and wishes could be heard.
A Tekiah Gedolah so that your wishes and prayers are heard. pic.twitter.com/5g7xdRF5GT
— Mandy Patinkin (@PatinkinMandy) September 28, 2020
“Whatever the polls say we have to stay calm and resolute in this fight, giving whatever time, money and power we can,” Patinkin wrote on Twitter on Oct. 6. “Get active to get out the vote TODAY.”
Watch the video below:
My glorious AF wife Kathryn helped with my latest campaign video. Whatever the polls say we have to stay calm and resolute in this fight, giving whatever time, money and power we can. Get active to get out the vote TODAY. https://t.co/JMq7rJIXuE #GOTV #createtheoutcome #VOTE pic.twitter.com/5K7DHjkWFo
— Mandy Patinkin (@PatinkinMandy) October 6, 2020