Democrats Abroad is calling on a famous expat -- along with many not-so famous ones -- to urge Americans abroad to vote -- and to vote for Barack Obama.
Gwyneth Paltrow, the actress who did star turns as British characters in "Emma" and "Shakespeare in Love,"
has more of a bit part in a web video that emphasizes the ease and importance of voting.
"Start now, right now," says Paltrow, who is married to Coldplay singer Chris Martin and lives part-time in England. "I'll be voting from London. But you can vote from anywhere."
"Vote Democrat. Vote Obama. Vote from abroad," its says on the screen at the end.
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