Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., encouraged voters Saturday to get off the couch and vote in the midterm elections.

Part of a nationwide get-out-the-vote sweep for fellow liberals, Sanders made an appearance at in Berkeley, Calif., to campaign for Rep. Barbara Lee.

During his speech, Sanders noted the World Series, which features a match-up between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers.

“I know the World Series is important, I got it. But you know what? This midterm election is a thousand times more important,” he said, according to the Mercury News. “Tell your friends and family to turn off the damn television and come out and fight for democracy.”

Sanders, who is Jewish, also addressed the deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday that left 11 people dead and six more hurt. “We have got to end that hatred, that bigotry that is sweeping this country," he said.