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Leonardo DiCaprio and other celebs urge young voters to 'Vote 4 Stuff' in new video

Oct. 3, 2012 at 10:05 AM ET

Don't know who, or what to vote for in this election season? No problem -- as always, celebrities have the answer, and in this new video going viral, they spell it out for you: Vote for stuff.

"I would not have red and blue states. I would have fuschia and seafoam," opined Ellen DeGeneres. "Prettier."

"I vote to have three-day weekends. Well, four," said Benicio del Toro, in Spanish. 

"End dubstep. Now," said Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Those are just just three of the famous faces who pop up in the spare video talking about "stuff" they care about, but underlying the goofy nature of that beginning is a serious effort that encourages young people to use social media to bring awareness to the causes they care about. 

Vote4Stuff is a non-partisan campaign created by Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. DiCaprio told the Associated Press that with videos like this "we are using the power of social media ... to incite bipartisan conversation around real issues, encourage registration and voting in November."

At the end of the video, viewers are encouraged to make a 30-second-or-less video in which they talk about what's important to them, and post it up on Facebook.com/Vote4Stuff. Selected tweets, pictures and videos will be featured in another campaign later in October. 

So, after watching this stuff, go make stuff and then go vote ... on stuff.

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