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    Over 100 US Celebrities Launch Campaign Against Trump

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    More than 100 US celebrities have launched a campaign to stop Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump from winning the upcoming presidential election, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Such prominent celebrities as writer and director Shonda Rhimes, actors Mark Ruffalo and Neil Patrick Harris, writer and director Lena Dunham, actresses Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde vowed in a letter, shown to the Mic media outlet, to "use the power of [their] voice and the power of [their] vote to defeat Donald Trump and the hateful ideology he represents."

    "When dangerous and divisive leaders have come to power in the past, it has been in part because those of goodwill failed to speak out for themselves or their fellow citizens….Some of us come from the groups Trump has attacked. Some of us don't. But as history has shown, it's often only a matter of time before the 'other' becomes me," the letter reads, as quoted by the media outlet.

    The launch of the campaign comes as a New York Times-CBS News poll released on July 14 put Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Trump in a dead heat, with 40 percent of the vote each. As Trump is gaining more ground, a new urgency to derail him is needed, the media outlet added.

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