Jennifer Lawrence wants to mobilize the youth politically. According to the 27-year-old actress, she wants to step back next year in 2019 to focus on the charity, Represent Us, in an attempt to push young men, and women, to become politically engaged.
When speaking with Entertainment Tonight, the actress stated, “I’m going to take the next year off,” and will work with the organization to get young kids into politics at the local level.
Lawrence said it has nothing to do with one side or the other, meaning devoid of partisan politics, but instead, it will be intended to get young people to focus on anti-corruption through “state-by-state” laws.
Reportedly, the award-winning actress revealed she has already put hours into the charity, most notably at a high school event at Cleveland Heights High School in Ohio.
Lawrence spoke there in association with the enterprise, Represent Us. Londyn Crenshaw, a senior student there, said it “makes a big difference” to have people such as J-Law there to talk about political issues.
Crenshaw said when Jennifer said it was their time, it made him think. This isn’t the only time the Silver Linings Playbook star spoke on political issues.
She was an active participant during the Women’s March in January where she stood in solidarity with other women on issues such as equal pay, immigration, and women’s rights.
Following Donald Trump’s win in the 2016 Presidential Election, J-Law decided she would become more involved with political affairs. It only seemed right.
The mother! star said her “political passion” has become an obsession in recent months. After her meteoric rise into Hollywood fame, J-Law is now focused on bettering the world.