Chloe Grace Moretz says she was never swayed by Bernie Sanders

By Char Adams Tierney McAfee
February 19, 2016 02:45 PM
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Chloe Grace Moretz is stumpin’ for Hillary Clinton.

The 19-year-old actress spoke on Thursday during a meeting of the Clark County Young Democrats in Las Vegas ahead of Nevada’s Democratic caucus on Saturday.

Moretz is among a slew of young stars like Katy Perry and Lena Dunham rooting for Clinton, and urging their fans to do so as well. Still, the presidential hopeful finds herself struggling to find favor with young, female voters.

Speaking with PEOPLE on Thursday, Moretz says young women are hesitant to vote for Clinton for fear of being seen as “strict feminists.”

“Two young women came up to and they talked to me today about how they are afraid to vote for Hillary because they don’t want to be seen as strict feminists,” Moretz tells PEOPLE. “Because they’re afraid that men might look at them differently as a counterpart.

Chloe Grace Moretz (center)
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“Don’t be afraid to vote for Hillary just because she’s a woman. Vote for Hillary for the things that she stands for,” the actress says. “Vote for Hillary for what she backs and what she supports.”

The If I Stay star says she became “pro-Hillary” after looking in to the candidate’s college loan reform plan.

“I found that incredibly interesting and seeing that with her in office it actually might give me a chance to actually be able to go to college and get a degree in whatever I feel might be necessary or just even fun to have more education on my side,” she says.

Chloe Grace Moretz (far right)
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A recent poll from Quinnipiac University put Clinton and rival Bernie Sanders neck and neck as the race took to contests in Nevada – the Democratic hopefuls also boast tight numbers for Nevada’s caucuses.

However, Moretz says she was never swayed by the Vermont senator.

“I think a lot of people our age tend to listen to memes and Instagram and Twitter and Facebook and I think that Bernie is a very pretty candidate in that sense,” Moretz tells PEOPLE. “He has great snippets, he has great bullet point what Bernie stands for, it looks really nice on Facebook to look at as a nice header.”

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