... and they're doing something about it!
A public service announcement featuring the famous of the famous is set to air. Among those pledging their support against poverty include Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Julia Roberts and George Clooney.
The stars recently filmed a public service announcement that shows them patiently waiting their turn at a voting booth.
The queue also includes New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady, Toby Keith and Alfre Woodard.
But they're not promoting a candidate or political party. The ad is an effort to raise support for ONE: The Campaign to Make Poverty History.
"This is a first step in a long-term effort to start making the fight against global AIDS and extreme poverty part of the election conversation, and Americans can be part of that by joining ONE.org," Damon says in the spot, which is slated to run through Nov. 7's Election Day.
The PSA started airing Monday on MTV and will also run on FOX, Comedy Central, Spike TV and other stations, as well as MySpace.com and YouTube.com.
Says Clooney: "Both this election and as we start to look toward 2008, you can talk with the candidates, you can get on their Web sites, let them know that you will be asking them about their positions and to do even more to save lives in Africa and the world's poorest countries."
Adds country star Keith, "My deal has always been, forget politics. â€¦ I've been to Africa and seen it firsthand; it left a mark on me that I have to live with now, so I want to do my part."
According to the official Web site for ONE (www.one.org), which was launched with the help of Bono, the organization "is a coalition of 2 million people and over 70 non-profit, advocacy and humanitarian organizations."
The site points out that ONE is supported by "such notable people as: Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, Pat Robertson, Kate Hudson, Rick Warren, Jamie Foxx, Jars of Clay, Penelope Cruz, Dave Matthews, Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Bill Gates and many, many others."