You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Billy Eichner Teams With Human Rights Campaign, Funny or Die for Early Vote Tour

WASHINGTON — Billy Eichner, the Human Rights Campaign, and Funny or Die are teaming up for a tour to promote early voting in states with a focus on LGBTQ equality.

Eichner, the host of “Billy on the Street,” will join HRC President Chad Griffin in Phoenix on Oct. 13, Las Vegas on Oct. 20 snd Milwaukee on Oct. 27. The events are being co-sponsored by Funny or Die, which has a campaign called Glam Up the Midterms to encourage young people to get to the polls.

HRC said that it has identified 52 million “equality voters,” those who will make “issues of equality a deciding factor” in their vote, in addition to 10 million LGBTQ voters. The purpose of the events is to encourage early voting in those locales.

HRC said that it has made a priority of organizing and spending in Arizona, Nevada and Wisconsin, in what it calls its largest such push in its history.

The Phoenix event will take place at Tempe Improv, and the Milwaukee event will take place at the student union at the University of Wisconsin. The venue for the Las Vegas event is to be announced.

Industry figures have been engaged in a flurry of get-out-the-vote efforts in recent weeks, with plans to visit states with competitive races, along with appearances in a number of videos.

A coalition of progressive organizations this week unveiled a video series called the Last Call for the Last Weekend, with the goal of signing up volunteers to canvass and work on get-out-the-vote efforts and campaigns in the last days before the election. The video features Kerry Washington, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, and Anna Wintour, and it is sponsored by more than 60 progressive groups including MoveOn, Indivisible, and Emily’s List.

More Politics

  • Roger Stone, longtime advisor to President

    Robert Mueller's Team Denies Roger Stone's Claim That It Tipped Off CNN to His Arrest

    WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors denied that they prematurely released a draft of the indictment of Roger Stone and said claims that CNN was tipped off to his arrest are “without merit.” Stone was arrested on Jan. 25 on charges of giving misleading testimony to Congress and intimidating a witness, but [...]

  • Kamala Harris

    Kamala Harris 'Frustrated and Disappointed' by Jussie Smollett Allegedly Staging Attack

    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has spoken out against Jussie Smollett after the “Empire” actor was charged by police for allegedly filing a false police report. “Like most of you, I’ve seen the reports about Jussie Smollett, and I’m sad, frustrated, and disappointed,” Harris said in a statement posted Thursday on Twitter. “When anyone makes false [...]

  • Ajit Pai net neutrality vote

    Congress Orders FCC Review of TV Content Ratings

    WASHINGTON — The FCC is being directed to review the 22-year-old TV content ratings system to gauge its accuracy. The review was part of the recently passed spending bill that funds the government through Sept. 30. It requires that the FCC report back to the House and Senate appropriations committee within 90 days “on the [...]

  • Maxine Waters

    Maxine Waters Reacts to Jussie Smollett Arrest: 'I Would Be Disappointed' if It's a Hoax

    Maxine Waters said she “would be disappointed” if it’s proven that her friend Jussie Smollett staged his own attack. Speaking with Variety‘s Marc Malkin on Thursday at Essence’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards, the U.S. representative from California said, “If in fact it’s a hoax, of course I would be disappointed.” Smollett faces one felony [...]

  • Roger Stone, longtime advisor to President

    Judge Bars Roger Stone From Talking Publicly About Russia Investigation

    WASHINGTON — Roger Stone was prohibited from commenting any about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation — including the charges that he faces. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson placed new restrictions on Stone after he posted a picture of her on Instagram earlier this week that featured a photo of her and of a [...]

  • Jussie Smollett

    Celebrities, Politicians React to Jussie Smollett Arrest: 'This Story Is Pathetic'

    Following the arrest of Jussie Smollett on Thursday, with the “Empire” star facing charges of filing a false police report and disorderly conduct after allegedly staging an attack, celebrities and politicians were quick to weigh in on social media. President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday morning, “What about MAGA and the tens of millions of people [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content