Alicia Keys, America Ferrera, And Kerry Washington Host Every Vote Counts: A Celebration Of Democracy

Artists and leaders unite to honor the power of voting when the entertainment special airs Thursday, Oct. 29 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.
Posted on Oct 22, 2020 | 05:30am
It's time to get your vote on, and some of your favorite celebrities and musicians are encouraging citizens to exercise that important right with Every Vote Counts: A Celebration of Democracy.

The upcoming one-hour entertainment special, hosted by America Ferrera, Alicia Keys, and Kerry Washington, will air on Thursday, October 29 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Every Vote Counts: A Celebration of Democracy will honor and celebrate the power of voting through music, dance, art, and dialogue.

Appearances will include Amy Schumer, Chris Rock, Cobie Smulders, Coldplay, Condoleezza Rice, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, John Kasich, Kelly Clarkson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Natalie Portman, Shaquille O'Neal, Tan France, Wilmer Valderrama, and more—with musical performances by Alicia Keys, Dan + Shay, Offset, and Shawn Mendes,

These artists, musicians, performers, and community leaders will come together for a bipartisan celebration of American democracy, with the goal of uplifting the power of civic action and celebrating the precious value of every single citizen's right to vote.

In addition, Every Vote Counts: A Celebration of Democracy will showcase interviews with everyday voters along with speakers aiming to empower voters with information on how to vote and allay voting concerns amid a pandemic.

Viewers will be asked to create their voting plan, build their voting team, and join millions of fellow Americans in signing a petition urging all major news outlets to stand with democracy on election night and—in the event the vote is close—not call the election until every vote is counted.

Every Vote Counts: A Celebration of Democracy also aims to inspire viewers to rally their families and communities to the polls, and marks an appeal to Americans of all races, creeds, and parties to get to the polls in the final days of this election season.

Every Vote Counts: A Celebration of Democracy is a nonpartisan civic engagement event and is not a fundraiser. It will air on CBS and be streamed live simultaneously on CBS All Access. The special will also be available on iHeartMedia radio stations and app, Apple Music,
Apple TV App, Amazon Music, Twitch, NowThis, YouTube, Twitter, TIDAL, and Facebook, with more to be announced.

Watch Every Vote Counts: A Celebration of Democracy on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access. For more information and to pledge to vote, visit www.globalcitizen.org/everyvote.