As the midterm elections continue to inch closer, efforts to get out the vote are ramping up.
And during important elections like this one, some people are willing to do whatever it takes to get voters into booths, even if that means turning your friend and co-worker into an internet meme.
When he’s not Hulking out, actor Mark Ruffalo is a busy political activist, speaking out on causes like climate change, reproductive choice, and LGBTQ rights. Like many, Ruffalo believes the upcoming elections will be a critical turning point for the country, so he’s doing everything he can to encourage people to get out and vote, including turning his Marvel co-star Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) into an internet meme.
We must get as many people to the polls as possible : https://t.co/mllhL8ppQQ
(Sorry to meme you, Paul. Unless you aren't planning on voting. Then DM me, thanks) pic.twitter.com/24rxvT4Gom
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 18, 2018
With a bit of tweaking, Ruffalo turned his old “Is that Paul Rudd?” moment into a perfect political meme. And to help encourage voter turnout, Ruffalo teamed up with March For Our Lives.
“We must get as many people to the polls as possible,” he wrote on Twitter below the image of him and Rudd.
“Sorry to meme you, Paul,” Ruffalo said. “Unless you aren’t planning on voting. Then DM me, thanks.”
It may have been at Paul Rudd’s expense, but fans got a good laugh out of the meme.
— Mark Ruffalove Bot | (@xIowkeyIoki) October 18, 2018
— H (@caprogers1920) October 18, 2018
— Michelle Marshall (@ShelSez) October 18, 2018
— Marlena (@marlenastheone) October 18, 2018
No this is a great Meme 🙂
Been wanting to tease Paul
— Save the World / Vote Blue Nov. 6 (@Shanti_Sekha) October 18, 2018
Rudd hasn’t yet responded, so he might not have found it as funny as everyone else.
When Mark Ruffalo uses you as a PSA for voting……
— PrettyBonesArt (@PrettyBonesJML) October 18, 2018
— Just Karen ♀️ (@NOLAyat) October 18, 2018
— Nicole Anderson (@baNAnarama96) October 18, 2018
It was likely all worth it, as Ruffalo’s message about the importance of voting seemed to deliver.
Yesssss!!!! Educate your vote, and vote your preferences! pic.twitter.com/MLQwY11iay
— Lisa (@AmazinLisaRenae) October 18, 2018
*getting triggered when you hear someone say voting doesn’t matter… pic.twitter.com/g4I8dkIqH4
— Just Josh (@Jmann500) October 18, 2018
— claire grove™️ (@sassraptor) October 18, 2018
Come November 6, fans can do their part by heading to the polls — and bringing as many voters with them as possible.
Your friends when you're all going out to vote. pic.twitter.com/x02kWHEwxU
— Jean Mayer (@Jeanmaire444) October 18, 2018