(FOX NEWS) -- Jane Fonda is using her celebrity status to encourage citizens to vote in the upcoming midterm elections because, according to the actress, the United States is in an "existential crisis."
"I can’t remember in my 80 years a more important election. I mean 2020 is going to be important but what happens in November, in terms of who’s going to be elected, is going to determine not just the foreseeable future — but for generations — what this country is going to look like," Fonda told People, speaking about her involvement with Swing Left, a grassroots effort to elect Democrats in swing states.
The actress was also asked about the backlash she faced for being an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War in the '70s. Fonda's anti-war activism at the time earned her the nickname "Hanoi Jane."
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