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Pharrell, Meghan Trainor, Amy Schumer, Jessica Alba & More to Appear on Get Out The Vote Telethon For America

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Chelsea Handler, Foster the People, Natalie Portman, Kevin Smith and Jane Fonda are also on board.

In case you haven’t heard, there is a midterm election on Tuesday (Nov. 6) and pretty much all of your favorite actors are getting together with some musicians, YouTube stars and comedians for a first-of-its-kind two-hour livestream telethon on Monday night (Nov. 5) to help encourage young Americans to get out and vote.

The non-partisan Telethon for America will encourage viewers to call in and chat with the 50-plus celebs manning the phone banks and pledge that they will vote on Tuesday. In a switch from most telethons, stars such as Pharrell, Chelsea Handler, Olivia Munn, Jane Fonda, Judd Apatow, Jessica Alba, Natalie Portman, Justin Theroux, Foster the People, Kevin Smith, Meghan Trainor, Amy Schumer and many more will not be asking for any money in their effort to boost what is traditionally low voter turnout for midterm elections.

They’re focusing on young voters because according to recent Reuters/Ipsos polling just 25 percent of people aged 18-29 said they were definitely going to vote in the election, the lowest percentage of any age group. The event, organized by comedian Ben Glieb and backed by former First Lady Michelle Obama’s nonpartisan When We All Vote campaign, will air live from a Google space in Los Angeles beginning at 9 p.m. ET and stream on YouTube, Facebook Live and Comedy Central’s website.  [Read More Billboard News ]


 

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