These Hollywood stars want you to help them 'Save the Day' this November.

Joss Whedon assembled (most of) the Avengers — plus other super-famous people who sometimes play super-people — for a very important message about the upcoming election.

Yet another celebrity video on why you should vote. Only this time they're adding even more famous people because voting is kinda really super important. (via YouTube/SaveTheDay.Vote & storyful)

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They need our help to save the day, and there's one thing each of us can do on Nov. 8, 2016, to make that happen: Vote.


Starring the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Neil Patrick Harris, Jesse Williams, and many, many more, the video serves as a powerful reminder that we — regular people — hold the power to change the world for the better.

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Whether you're a high-profile movie star, an accountant, a police officer, or a sales clerk, we all get one vote; and those votes all matter, especially in this election.

Polls show a teeth-grindingly tight race between two candidates with vastly different world-views this year. This one is going to come down to the wire, and you (yes, you) absolutely matter in helping to determine not just the future of the U.S., but a broader impact on the world.

Just 57.5% of eligible voters cast a ballot in the 2012 presidential election. That's more than 100 million people who stayed home.

The election was determined by fewer than five million votes. Had just a fraction of those eligible voters made their way out to their polling place, they could have tipped the election.

Regardless which candidate you feel best represents your interests, it's important that you (yes, you) vote. A democracy works best when all are informed participants.

One thing is clear: Both sides are not the same. That's not to say one side is better than another, but they are different in key ways. Apathy is not an option.

Because this isn't about any one individual. This is about you, your family, your community, your country, and your world. This is about shaping the future of humanity.

And while you may not have the superpowers of the Hulk, the riches of Iron Man, or the special abilities of other characters of the Marvel universe, you have something even more powerful: your vote. You can save the day.

Go to savetheday.vote to get registered today.

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Macy's and Girls Inc. believe that all girls deserve to be safe, supported, and valued. However, racial disparities continue to exist for young people when it comes to education levels, employment, and opportunities for growth. Add to that the gender divide, and it's clear to see why it's important for girls of color to have access to mentors who can equip them with the tools needed to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers.

Anissa Rivera is one of those mentors. Rivera is a recent Program Manager at the Long Island affiliate of Girls Inc., a nonprofit focusing on the holistic development of girls ages 5-18. The goal of the organization is to provide a safe space for girls to develop long-lasting mentoring relationships and build the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to thrive now and as adults.

Rivera spent years of her career working within the themes of self and community empowerment with young people — encouraging them to tap into their full potential. Her passion for youth development and female empowerment eventually led her to Girls Inc., where she served as an agent of positive change helping to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

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Inspiring young women from all backgrounds is why Macy's has continued to partner with Girls Inc. for the second year in a row. The partnership will support mentoring programming that offers girls career readiness, college preparation, financial literacy, and more. Last year, Macy's raised over $1.3M for Girls Inc. in support of this program along with their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programming for more than 26,000 girls. Studies show that girls who participated are more likely than their peers to enjoy math and science, score higher on standardized math tests, and be more equipped for college and campus life.

Thanks to mentors like Rivera, girls across the country have the tools they need to excel in school and the confidence to change the world. With your help, we can give even more girls the opportunity to rise up. Throughout September 2021, customers can round up their in-store purchases or donate online to support Girls Inc. at Macys.com/MacysGives.

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Over the past six years, it feels like race relations have been on the decline in the U.S. We've lived through Donald Trump's appeals to America's racist underbelly. The nation has endured countless murders of unarmed Black people by police. We've also been bombarded with viral videos of people calling the police on people of color for simply going about their daily lives.

Earlier this year there was a series of incidents in which Asian-Americans were the targets of racist attacks inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Given all that we've seen in the past half-decade, it makes sense for many to believe that race relations in the U.S. are on the decline.

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Did you know that girls who are encouraged to discover and develop their strengths tend to be more likely to achieve their goals? It's true. The question, however, is how to encourage girls to develop self-confidence and grow up healthy, educated, and independent.

The answer lies in Girls Inc., a national nonprofit serving girls ages 5-18 in more than 350 cities across North America. Since first forming in 1864 to serve girls and young women who were experiencing upheaval in the aftermath of the Civil War, they've been on a mission to inspire girls to kick butt and step into leadership roles — today and in the future.

This is why Macy's has committed to partnering with Girls Inc. and making it easy to support their mission. In a national campaign running throughout September 2021, customers can round up their in-store purchases to the nearest dollar or donate online to support Girls Inc. and empower girls throughout the country.


Kaylin St. Victor, a senior at Brentwood High School in New York, is one of those girls. She became involved in the Long Island affiliate of Girls Inc. when she was in 9th grade, quickly becoming a role model for her peers.

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Within her first year in the organization, she bravely took on speaking opportunities and participated in several summer programs focused on advocacy, leadership, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). "The women that I met each have a story that inspires me to become a better person than I was yesterday," said St. Victor. She credits her time at Girls Inc. with making her stronger and more comfortable in her own skin — confidence that directly translates to high achievement in education and the workforce.

In 2020, Macy's helped raise $1.3 million in support of their STEM and college and career readiness programming for more than 26,000 girls. In fact, according to a recent study, Girls Inc. girls are significantly more likely than their peers to enjoy math and science, to be interested in STEM careers, and to perform better on standardized math tests.

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