Published 11:03 PM EDT Aug 24, 2020
Have a question about voting in your state? Someone famous may soon be able to assist you.
With less than 75 days until the November election, Amazon Studios is preparing to release the Stacey Abrams-led film “All In: The Fight for Democracy” (streaming on Prime Video Sept. 18), an examination of the history of voter suppression, and is simultaneously launching a nonpartisan #AllInForVoting social action campaign to provide factual voting information to the masses via familiar faces.
Fifty influential actors, athletes, musicians, journalists and superstars – including Gabrielle Union, Rajon Rondo and Patrick Dempsey – have signed on to galvanize a state that hits close to home.
For example, Dempsey, best known as Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd in “Grey’s Anatomy,” will represent his home state of Maine. Union, a self-proclaimed “Nebraska Cornhusker diehard” football fan, will assume the role for Nebraska.
“Every voice should be heard, Nebraska!” Union wrote Monday on her Instagram Story, which boasts over 16 million followers.
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As a state celebrity ambassador, each star will share vote-by-mail updates, registration deadlines and information on how to vote, as well as concerns of voter suppression tactics in the state.
The goal? To ensure Americans have all the resources they need to safely make an informed decision at the ballot box, according to an Amazon Studios release.
#AllInForVoting is also teaming up with civic engagement organizations for the social campaign, including Abrams’ Fair Fight Action, Advancement Project, Black Voters Matter, Rock the Vote, Southern Poverty Law Center, Voto Latino Foundation and Campus Voter Project.
See which star is your state’s celebrity ambassador (with more to be announced soon):
Actress Sheryl Underwood, “The Talk” co-host (Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas)
Bowen Yang, “Saturday Night Live” cast member (Hometown: Aurora, Colorado)
Seth MacFarlane, “Family Guy” creator (Hometown: Kent, Connecticut)
Aubrey Plaza, “Parks and Recreation” alum (Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware)
Rajon Rondo, Los Angeles Lakers basketball player
Offset, Migos rapper (Hometown: Lawrenceville, Georgia)
Kaitlyn Farrington, Olympic snowboarder (Hometown: Hailey, Idaho)
AnnaSophia Robb, “The Carrie Diaries” star
Patton Oswalt, “The King of Queens” alum
Musician Melissa Etheridge (Hometown: Leavenworth, Kansas)
Actress Ashley Judd (Alumni: University of Kentucky)
Actor Patrick Dempsey (Hometown: Lewiston, Maine)
Actress Elizabeth Banks (Hometown: Pittsfield, Massachusetts)
Lindsey Vonn, Olympic skier (Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota)
Actor Don Cheadle (Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family” star (Hometown: Missoula, Montana)
Actress Gabrielle Union (Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska)
Lisa Rinna, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (Hometown: Medford, Oregon)
Billy Porter, “Pose” star (Hometown: Pittsburgh)
Actress Viola Davis (Hometown: Central Falls, Rhode Island)
Janelle Monáe, musician and actress
Connie Britton, “Nashville” star
Journalist Katie Couric (Hometown: Arlington, Virginia)
Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls basketball player (Hometown: Renton, Washington)
Actress Taraji P. Henson (Hometown: Washington)
Bradley Whitford, “The Handmaid’s Tale” star (Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin)
Travis Rice, Olympic snowboarder (Hometown: Jackson Hole, Wyoming)