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Rock the Vote! HBO Encourages All to Use Your Voice, Use Your Vote

In honor of National Voter Registration Day, HBO, in partnership with Rock the Vote and Civic Nation, has called on the stars of hit HBO series like VEEP, Ballers and The Leftovers, plus upcoming series Insecure and Westworld, to encourage people across the nation to “Use Your Voice, Use Your Vote.” The campaign features a new video in which actors Bryan Cranston, Thandie Newton, Issa Rae, Martin Starr and Justin Theroux, among others, discuss the importance of civic engagement and the social issues present in lives all across our country.

As voter registration deadlines approach across the nation, the collected voices of these HBO stars inspire and empower everyday people to use their voices to talk about the issues that are important in their lives and their communities, and to use their vote to make a difference in this year’s election.

To register to vote, visit rtvote.com/hbo or text VOTE to 74534. You can also visit your local libraries for voter information in your area, or contact your local Supervisor of Elections.

Rock the Vote (#RockTheVote) changed politics forever 25 years ago. The organization was founded in 1990 by a group of artists and recording industry staff, including current Rock the Vote board member Jeff Ayeroff in response to the Parent Music Resource Center’s music censorship campaign. The goal was to get young people to realize their political power, specifically to protect artists’ right to free speech. Now, 25 years later, Rock the Vote is still pioneering ways to get young people involved in the political process.

Rock the Vote is a nonpartisan, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization dedicated to building political power for young people. Rock the Vote does not support or endorse candidates, nor do they advocate for one political party over another.

HBO stars featured in the new campaign video are:

Amy Brenneman, The Leftovers

London Brown, Ballers

Donovan Carter, Ballers

Gary Cole, VEEP

Bryan Cranston, All the Way

Troy Garity, Ballers

Dule Hill, Ballers

Poorna Jagannathan, The Night Of

Arielle Kebbel, Ballers

Omar Benson Miller, Ballers

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Issa Rae, Insecure

Sam Richardson, VEEP

Reid Scott, VEEP

Jazmyn Simon, Ballers

Martin Starr, Silicon Valley

Justin Theroux, The Leftovers

Jimmy O. Yang, Silicon Valley

 

Rock the Vote and HBO encourage everyone to spread the word and encourage others to register. The deadline for new registrations is fast approaching.

Written by Arlene Allen

Hello, my name is Arlene Allen, and I love all things nerd: genre tv and movies, books, loud rock and roll music, kittens, conventions, books, graphic novels and superheroes, RPG and tabletop games, and did I say books? Oh, yes. I spent 25 years as a librarian (nerd) mainly working with youth (creating nerds), a number of years as a teacher (more nerd indoctrination). I have my own spawn, leveled up to 22 and my partner in nerdiness. As a nerdy writer, I have found a home at Talk Nerdy With Us.

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