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Alicia Keys, America Ferrera, Kerry Washington and numerous Hollywood stars are joining forces to celebrate the power of voting with a nationally televised and streaming special set to air just days before the 2020 election.
Every Vote Counts – A Celebration of Democracy will air on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS and its All Access streaming platform, iHeartMedia radio stations and apps, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Apple Music and TV, Amazon Music, Twitch, NowThis, Tidal and other platforms.
In addition to the hosts, the special will feature appearances by Amy Schumer, Chris Rock, Cobie Smulders, Coldplay, Condoleezza Rice, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, John Kasich, Kelly Clarkson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Natalie Portman, Shaquille O’Neal, Tan France, Wilmer Valderrama and more, with performances by Alicia Keys, Dan + Shay, Offset and Shawn Mendes.
“The purpose for this special is to remind and inspire all Americans of the power of their voice and their vote. It’s a challenging time but we have the opportunity to continue to show up and shape the world we want to live in. In a democracy, every vote counts, so we want to encourage and uplift each other and remember we all have a say in the direction of our country because everyone’s participation matters,” Keys said in a statement. “Also, for many young people across the country, this is their first time voting so we want to make sure they understand the magnitude of this time and learn why this is one of the most exciting moments in the Democratic process.”
Every Vote Counts will celebrate the power and importance of civic action and urge citizens to exercise their right to vote, with speakers providing information on how viewers can safely cast a ballot during the pandemic.
“I am thrilled to be joining my dear friends Alicia Keys and America Ferrera to host Every Vote Counts so that we can amplify voters’ voices and provide resources for all Americans as they participate in our democratic process,” Kerry Washington said. “For our democracy to work, every American’s voice must be heard and every vote must be counted. We are so excited for this opportunity to celebrate democracy and our collective power when we all show up at the polls.”
Ferrera added: “I am honored to join my co-hosts in bringing together all of these amazing artists, musicians, community leaders and American voters to celebrate our democracy. Our right to vote has never been more precious or vital. This celebration is an opportunity to uplift our country and to inspire one another to joyfully act on our most fundamental right and responsibility as Americans. Our vote is our voice. And Every Vote Counts.”
The special is produced by Live Nation, Global Citizen, Chad Hines and Ivan Dudynsky for Live Animals, and co-produced by Keys, Ferrera, Washington, Longoria, DiCaprio, Ryan Piers Williams, Chris Stadler, Rick Yorn, AK Worldwide Harness, Simpson Street and Sunshine Sachs.
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