Voting In A Pandemic: Groups Turn To Hollywood To Make Sense Of A Most Unusual Year

Voting In A Pandemic: Groups Turn To Hollywood To Make Sense Of A Most Unusual Year
In the weeks after Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in 2016, Tina Fey spoke to a Hollywood event and told the audience the real reason that Hillary Clinton lost: “Not enough celebrity music videos urging people to vote.”

Fey was being sarcastic and flippant, but she referring to what flooded social media in the weeks leading up to Election Day. Celebrities dispatched an array of earnest and humorous videos designed to get out the vote.

The same is happening this year, but the tone of the videos is a bit different. The irreverence is still there, but so is an undercurrent of anxiety and urgency.

On Wednesday, Attn: released a video featuring former President Barack Obama that was laced with quips, but also a step-by-step guide to explain potential confusion, particularly over mail-in voting.

Over the last few months, I've learned a thing or two from the young people in our country.
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