With Tuesday’s nail-biter of a special Senate election approaching in Alabama, celebrities and others have been taking to social media to urge the state’s voters to stay on the #RightSideOfHistory.
“Dear Alabama, don’t vote for a pedophile. It’s that simple,” tweeted activist and Twitter personality Michael Skolnik, referring to Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, a 70-year-old former state judge who pushes his extreme social views. Moore has been accused by one woman of sexual assault when she was a teenager and he was in his 30s, and numerous other women have said he pursued and sexually harassed them when they were teens.
Actors, including Alyssa Milano, Mark Ruffalo, George Takei and Debra Messing, tweeted their support for Moore’s Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, a former U.S. attorney. Writers Melissa Walker and Michael Marshall Smith, “La La Land” producer Jordan Horotwitz, and singer Mikel Jollett also were among those who advocated for Jones online.
The hashtag #RightSideOfHistory was trending on Twitter late Sunday. Scroll down to see a sampling of the night’s tweets:
Alabamians - please get out and vote this Tuesday Dec 12th in the special Senate election for #DougJones. Alabama has a history of standing up for justice. Pls be a leader in our country on Tuesday: https://t.co/EaCojMhseU#RightSideOfHistory— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 11, 2017
Alabama, do you want to vote for a child molester who agreed with Putin that America is the source of evil the world? You don’t have to. #DougJones is a former federal prosecutor who will proudly represent your state. So #VoteDec12 and make sure you’re on the #RightSideOfHistory— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) December 11, 2017
ROLL CALL! Tonight’s #SundayTweetstorm topic will be DOUG JONES and getting out the vote (GOTV) for Tuesday’s election.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 10, 2017
6pm PST/9pm eastern
OFFICIAL HASHTAGS: #RightSideOfHistory#VoteDec12
Please join me tonight in raising awareness for @GDouglasJones.
Alabama @GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore appeared on a conspiracy-driven radio in 2011, where he told the hosts that getting rid of constitutional amendments after 10th Amendment would "eliminate many problems" in the way the government is structured. #VoteDec12#RightSideOfHistory— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 11, 2017
The 13th abolished slavery.— shauna (@goldengateblond) December 11, 2017
The 15th gave all races the vote.
The 19th gave women the vote.
The 24th abolished poll taxes. https://t.co/QZwuTzlrdO
Just imagine how hard Breitbart and others have been looking for dirt on @GDouglasJones... and failed. That alone is remarkable. This is not a hard choice. Doug Jones deserves to be in the Senate. Roy Moore does not. #RightSideofHistory— Michael Marshall Smith (@ememess) December 11, 2017
"Voting for Roy Moore just because he has an 'R' next to his name, ignoring his record of personal and official misconduct, is neither wise nor careful."— Holly O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) December 11, 2017
-- GOP Senator Richard Shelby
Hi, Alabama. You have an easy choice to make on Tuesday, between @GDouglasJones, who put murderous racists in jail, and human garbage fire Roy Moore, whose list of disqualifications can't even fit in Twitter's new character limit. #voteDec12#RightSideOfHistory#GOTV4Doug— Wil 'Kick the Nazis off the tweeters' Wheaton (@wilw) December 11, 2017
Hey Alabama,— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) December 11, 2017
The world is watching you.
Doug Jones is a good man, a hard working prosecutor, former US attorney, husband and father who will fight for healthcare for families and a strong jobs economy.#VoteDec12#RightSideOfHistory#DougJoneshttps://t.co/1RuobRSxg4
Dear Alabama-— Scott Dworkin (@funder) December 11, 2017
This is a time where you have a clear choice. You have someone who’s a moderate Dem who will put Alabama over their political party—or the child molesting Republican. Please be on the #RightSideofHistory & #voteDougJones Tuesday.
The Rest Of America#VoteDec12
And now, a plea.— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) December 11, 2017
You know, last election, a lot of people "sat out."
We can debate that, but it happened because some people felt the candidates were unappealing.
I felt differently, but OK.
Are you in Alabama and in college? Guess what: NONE of the polling is expecting you to turn out for this election. Your future is at stake, and you have been counted out... but Doug Jones is not counting you out. So if you turn out, Doug will win. That simple. #RightSideofHistory— Jordan Horowitz (@jehorowitz) December 11, 2017
Dear Alabama,— Brett Pransky (@BrettPransky) December 11, 2017
Whatever kind of judgment we believe awaits us, know that supporting a child molester will matter. We’ll have to own that one day. Don’t just be on the #RightSideOfHistory. Do what is right. There’s much more at stake than we think.#VoteDec12#DigDoug#TWpic.twitter.com/hgHlxE7gqs
Hi all!! It’s time to raise awareness for @GDouglasJones. In case you haven’t been paying attention, there’s a massive election happening in Alabama on Tuesday, so make sure you’re on the #RightSideOfHistory and #VoteDec12 for #DougJones!— Eliza Orlins (@eorlins) December 11, 2017
Hey all, it's your old pal half an onion here. Just chiming in to remind you to get plenty of vegetables and also don't vote racist child molesters into office. #RightSideOfHistory— Half An Onion (@HalfOnionInABag) December 11, 2017
Alabama! #DougJones supports criminal justice reform, women’s reproductive rights & equal pay. Roy Moore opposes all. We deserve a better America. Do the right thing and #VoteDec12@GDouglasJones#RightSideOfHistorypic.twitter.com/wsCNu5B8fF— Elizabeth Perkins (@Elizbethperkins) December 11, 2017
PBS said on Saturday that the election was too close to call.
If Jones wins, he will be Alabama’s first Democratic senator in over 20 years.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.