’How To Get Away With Murder’ Actor Matt McGorry Visits State College For Hillary ClintonBy Jane Reed, UniversityHerald Reporter
Matt McGorry who is known for his role in ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder" and Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" is campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Like most A-list celebrity and headliners Beyonce, Katy Perry, Anne Hathaway, Miley Cyrus and more, McGorry canvasses in State College to explain why he is supporting Clinton as the next United States President.
Last week, Matt McGorry proceeds to State College in the Penn State community. McGorry stands firm in his decision. He believes that Clinton has the power to make change. The actor stresses that if there is anyway he can help to swing votes, he will do it. And he chooses the college town that holds over 105,000 residents to make his point. Although Pennsylvania is already leading with Clinton's name, he chooses State College because he found more Trump voters there than in other places.
He tells his experience about yelling out of cars to find out who people are voting for. According to Collegian, McGorry found a lot of Trump voters. Which is why he is making his stand about choosing Clinton.
He uses his experience as a prison guard in "Orange is the New Black" and as a law student in "How to Get Away With Murder" have influenced him. He is now politically active and his roles in these hit TV shows have given him an exclusive insight when it comes to minorities and the law. Aside from his TV roles, he also said that two books influenced him to do this (campaign for Clinton.) He cites "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander and "Lean In: Women, Work, and The Will To Lead" by Sheryl Sandberg as the two books who helped him understand women's challenges and the issues on minorities. McGorry understands the racial disparities when it comes to people of color.
McGorry is focused in getting Hillary Clinton as the next POTUS this election.