Chris Evans is stepping into the political arena, with the “Captain America” star sending members of Congress a video about his new top-secret project aimed at fostering bipartisanship in American politics in hopes of returning to more civil discourse.
In recent weeks, reports CNN, the 37-year-old actor has been spotted on Capitol Hill engaging with politicians on both sides of the spectrum, fuelling rumours about the “Avengers” star’s political project.
The video begins with footage of Evans meeting with various members of Congress and the Senate as he discusses the project, a website called “A Starting Point” that will offer reliable information from both Republican and Democratic perspectives on a variety of political issues, minus the spin.
“I just thought, ‘Why isn’t there a place I can go to hear both sides of an issue in a succinct way that I can trust?'” he says in the video, in which he addresses politicians directly.
Evans describes the site as “a one-stop shop for simple digestible information from people who know best.”
Evans’ plan is to send lawmakers a list of questions covering dozens of issues, allowing them to choose which questions they’d like to answer, and then attach links provided by the members that would allow viewers to do their own research.
“I want to make it clear that this website has nothing to do with my political opinion,” Evans says in the video, in which he invites the politicians to participate.
“It’s not about my political opinion,” he explains. “This is about yours. This is a chance for you to talk about issues that matter to you.”
Last month, Democratic California Congressman Eric Swalwell tweeted a photo of himself and Evans, writing that he had been interviewed by the star for “his new civil engagement project” and described the actor’s interviewing style as “straight to the point, no BS, and just the real.”