Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom proved to be a couple for a cause as they starred in a new PSA about the perils of voter suppression in America.
The 36-year-old pop star and her actor partner, 44, looked unrecognizable as they transformed into a freedom fighting couple from the year 2055 as they warned viewers that democracy was under attack.
The minute-long video aimed to educate viewers about the For The People Act — a bipartisan bill which would protect voting rights and end gerrymandering in future elections. It is currently stalled in the Senate but passed in the House of Representatives.
Transformation: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom transform into a freedom fighting couple in new dystopian PSA about the perils of voter suppression in America
Fighting for democracy: The minute-long video was made in partnership with grassroots organization RepresentUs which used the two mega stars to educate viewers about the For The People Act
Hair and makeup transformed the couple into more haggard versions of themselves as both sported stringy grey hair and prosthetics with tattered clothes.
The video was made in partnership with the grassroots anti-corruption organization RepresentUs, who utilized the two mega stars to issue a very important message.
Taking to Instagram to share a selfie and the full video, Perry wrote: ‘Urgent message from 2055,’ as she elaborated on the cause.
‘Voting is a right and currently the freedom to vote is under attack. The For the People Act believes in hearing from ALL voices. If you believe that voting should be easy, accessible and convenient to all, please act now to pass the #ForThePeopleAct.’
The ominous video begins with the couple desperately cuing up a PSA system to reach the nation in present day.
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom in ‘Transmissions from the Future’
Desperate plea: ‘This future doesn’t have to be. You have the power to change it. Save democracy while you can,’ Bloom pleads in the dystopian PSA
Save democracy: The couple exist in the year 2055 and in their PSA they tell present day America that the future looks bleak as ‘democracy is dead’ in their current society
Getting the word out: The freedom fighting pair urged in the video the need for pushing the bill through the senate
Time is ticking: The video showed homes across the nation watching the PSA after they hijacked the TV broadcast system
‘We’ve got to tell them,’ Katy begins, as the video system successfully transmits across screens in America.
‘You are are only hope. The America you know doesn’t exist in our future. Democracy is dead. We have no voice. The Regime watches our every move,’ Bloom warns.
And the California Girls singer then takes over: ‘It started when voter suppression ran wild all over America. The voting rights bills died in the Senate, polling places closed. We lost our right to vote,’ she pleads.
‘This future doesn’t have to be. You have the power to change it. Save democracy while you can,’ he adds, as Katy says ‘call your senator now.’
The pair then makes a nod to their nine-month old daughter as they sign off ‘Tell Daisy we love her.’
Speaking out: Punished by the ‘regime’ Bloom speaks of in the video, a ‘wanted’ alert of the pair pops up
High stakes: A slide about what was ‘at stake,’ shared that nearly 400 bills that restrict the freedom to vote have already been introduced in 48 of the 50 states in the United States
Passing the bill: The For The People Act is a bipartisan bill to protect voting rights and though it passed in the House of Representatives it is stalled in the Senate
Katy’s multi-slide post elaborated more on the For The People Act which aims to restore and protect the foundation of democracy.
The bill — which is also known as HR-1 and S-1 — includes protecting the right to vote and preventing election tampering, and takes aim at the mounting corruption in American politics.
A slide about what was ‘at stake,’ shared that nearly 400 bills that restrict the freedom to vote have already been introduced in 48 of the 50 states in the United States.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that the Senate will consider the act this month, and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin who has remained in opposition with Democratic-led efforts to enact change to voting bills, issued a compromise proposal on June 16.
The proposal includes automatic voter registration, making Election Day a holiday in the US, mandating at least 15 days of early voting for federal elections and banning partisan gerrymandering.
Fighting for a cause: The pair are just a few of Hollywood elites who have been getting the message out to help pass ‘HR-1 and S-1’ which Senate Majority leader Schumer said he would consider this month