Entertainment: Wilmer Valderrama wants to inspire

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Wilmer Valderrama feels a "great responsibility" to inspire the younger generation.

The 'Navy CIS' star emphasized that it was essential for him to "inspire colored people and create awareness for them" so that the world could "move forward".

told Entertainment Tonight: "[Colored] have a great responsibility right now to continue creating images that our younger generation can look up to and say, 'Hey, that's me or it looks like me'. Now we have to inspire these roles more than ever. We have to inspire young people for other alternatives and create awareness for them. I am happy that we are part of this small contribution ... As colored people we can represent and be proud and hand in hand Hand in hand, because we really have to be on the same side. "

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The 40-year-old actor admitted that he felt "helpless" and "confused" at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. "When this pandemic broke out, I felt very confused about what my role as an activist and as someone who liked to show up where the conversation needed to be. I felt a little bit helpless and I had to do a little searching and finding out what my role is at this moment ".

But now Harness, an organization he founded in 2016 with America Ferrera and Ryan Piers Williams, has started its 2020 census campaign, and Wilmer insisted that it was vital for people to participate. "The next phase is that we have to register for voting. If you have the right to vote, you have to go out there. The same fire, the same passion, we have to get to the ballot boxes," said Wilmer.

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