Actress Lynn Whitfield attended events across Western Pennsylvania this weekend campaigning for Hillary Clinton and encouraging Pennsylvanians to register to vote before the October 11th deadline.

Whitfield’s first event was Saturday at a campaign field office in Forest Hills.  “I’m really not here as a celebrity,” said Whitfield to about 15 guests.

Wilkinsburg Mayor John Thompson, who has held his office since 2006, was present with his wife, Barbara. Campaign volunteers, including canvassers and phone bankers, were also present to hear Whitfield speak.

“We know why this election is so important,” said Whitfield.

Read more at the New Pittsburgh Courier: Lynn Whitfield hits Pittsburgh hot spots to campaign for Hillary Clinton