'Women, Your Vote Could Swing The Election': Emma Watson Pens Open Letter Encouraging American Women To Vote

The British star has written a letter to urge Americans to vote on 8 November and explained their vote affects women across the world

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With just two weeks left until citizens in the US cast their votes in the Presidential election, it's often hard as Brits to look across the Atlantic and feel powerless to the impending fate that will not only determine the lives of Americans, but the entire world.

But, one woman who is speaking out against such lack of power as a British woman is Emma Watson, who is urging women in America to head to the polls and use their right to vote.

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Last night, the U.N. Women Global Goodwill Ambassador took to Twitter to call upon her American fans to put aside beliefs that politics may seem disillusioning and full of smokescreens and remember the election 'will have ripple effects around the world and impact, in one way or another, the lives of millions and millions of people'.

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'America is my second home. It has been excruciating to sit on the sidelines in the months leading up to this election. Goodness, I wish I could cast a vote,' she wrote.

Watson goes onto explain how the next president will be able to determine women's bodies, their rights, how they're treated in the work place and in education and men's views about womanhood.

'These decisions affect how young people form their ideas of gender. These decisions will affect whether we believe equality is an idea that matters,' she added.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and I at Davos World Economic Forum last week #heforshe

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To conclude her plea to female Americans, the actress quoted South African social rights activist Desmond Tutu to say: 'Men and boys, we show our mango by how we treat our women'.

'Women, your vote could swing this election,' she wrote.

Americans, we might not be able to help determine your fate as women but you can.

Please vote.

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