7:25 PM PDT October 29, 2020
America Ferrera, Chris Rock, Alicia Keys and many other stars celebrated the power and importance of civic action on CBS’s Thursday special.
Alicia Keys, America Ferrera, Kerry Washington and countless Hollywood stars have joined together to celebrate the power of voting rights in Each vote counts: An honor to democracy broadcast specials on CBS Thursday. The special event honored the power and importance of civic action and called on citizens to exercise their right to vote.
Washington told viewers: “Our actions right now will shape the direction of this country for generations to come, so don̵7;t be out of this prediction. Every vote counts.”
The special program includes many speakers describing why voting is important to them, their personal stories from previous elections and highlighting the voices of first-time voters. first join.
Washington held a virtual discussion with first-time voters and 102-year-old voter Beatrice Lumpkin (a picture of her mailing in her ballot while wearing a hazmat-style hood recently went viral). “We can change things that go wrong if we continue to participate, continue the process after the vote, “said Lumpkin. “I am voting for me and I am voting for my children but I also vote for each of you,” Washington told them.
Meanwhile, former senators Bill Frist and Tom Daschle entered a virtual conversation with Ferrera and expressed that it is important for the media to avoid competition to be “the first to declare victory.” They also emphasized that the arguments made that “our electoral process is flawed and there are so many mistakes that must be made” are “completely wrong.”
Stars like Amy Schumer and Chris Rock joined the show to provide information on how viewers can safely vote during a pandemic. During a fake Zoom call together, the comedians discussed which items to bring with them, with Schumer hinting that a loaded potato can be a snack for convenience and sarcasm. that the photo of her sprawling by the pool would be proof of her house. Address.
Leonardo DiCaprio also joined the special program and called on voters to “be activities “in this election.” Your ballot is very important. Go out and vote. Make sure your voice is heard, “he said.
Lin-Manuel Miranda then talked about how he would always befriend his mother at the local library. “Voting is the most powerful way to show who you are and what you care about, so this election season shout it out, but the drum beat for America’s future gets bigger,” he said. , before introducing young poets to read words.
During the special ceremony, Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, Wilmer Valderrama were among the stars who discussed the importance and power of the Latinx vote. “As soon as I can vote, I will do it to make sure I voted for the things that affect my family,” Longoria said. Meanwhile, Valderamma reiterated that “immigrants from all over the world came to this land and every brick made it into a country.”
“It is interesting that we are expected to vote in record numbers this year. I voted because I believe in democracy. I vote because I care about the future of their children. I vote because I am proud and I support my community. “Salma Hayek.
The magazine also emphasizes the importance of being patient on Election Day. “People are voting with historical numbers and for a variety of reasons, including COVID-19, almost half of the votes are predicted to be mail ballots … it will take a while”, Washington said. “If we don’t get results on election night then it’s okay. Take the time to make sure the votes are counted, it’s democracy. It’s a government of the people for the people.”
Performers throughout the event include Maluma with Black Eyed Peas, Shawn Mendes, Dan + Shay, Keys with Brandi Carlile and Offset. During the Offset show, the men standing behind him on stage wore T-shirts with messages like “I am a man” “My vote issue” and “Leather man’s vote. black”.
Cobie Smulders, Coldplay, Condoleezza Rice, Kelly Clarkson, John Kasich, Natalie Portman and Shaquille O’Neal also participated.
Each vote counts 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.