Sarah to seek voters at California colleges

Sarah is among a group of celebrities who will be touring California colleges in a program to increase voter registration during the run-up to the presidential election, program sponsor Funny or Die has announced. Here is yesterday’s Los Angeles Times article describing the plans:

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California billionaire and climate change activist Tom Steyer is taking his quest to register young voters to California college campuses, and he is bringing some famous friends along.

Steyer’s environmental advocacy group Next Gen Climate is partnering with digital entertainment studio Funny or Die on a free comedy tour dubbed “Jokes for Votes” that doubles as voter registration drive.

The tour will feature a rotating group of comedians including Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts, Kumail Nanjiani, Demetri Martin, Baron Vaughn, James Adomian, Kate Berlant and Taylor Tomlinson.

The tour’s first stop is Thursday night at East Los Angeles City College.  The other announced dates on the tour are: 

  • 092816jokesforvoteslogoOct. 6 at Sonoma State
  • Oct. 9 at San Diego State 
  • Oct. 10 at UC Riverside
  • Oct. 14  at Cal State Northridge
  • Oct. 17 at Cal State L.A.
  • Oct. 21 at Humboldt State
  • Oct. 23 at UC Berkeley

“We believe comedy is the political art form of this generation,” said Brad Jenkins, managing director of Funny or Die’s office in Washington. “This historic comedy tour is what Funny Or Die does best — we reach young people where they are, on their terms, and inspire them to action.” 

Steyer, who is said to be considering a run for California governor, launched a $25-million effort to register young voters through his super PAC Next Gen Climate Action earlier this year.

More information on the program and links to tickets are here.

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