Jack Black & Company ‘Rock-y The Vote’

L-R Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Jack Black, Pete Buttigieg (screen captures)

It’s astounding… time is fleeting… and the 2020 election is here.

Jack Black teams up with Tenacious D and several guest stars to “Rock-y the vote!”

The music video is part of the Rock The Vote campaign that encourages young people to participate in elections.

Black and D throwdown this raucous take on the Rocky Horror Picture Show number “Time Warp” that encourages voters to make a “jump to the left” (and not a step to the right).

Joining in are former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, George Takei, John Waters, Susan Sarandon (the original film’s ‘Janet’), Sarah Silverman, Jamie Lee Curtis, and a host of other celebs who want to make sure you VOTE!

Semi-Naked Folks Encourage You To VOTE

From the educational video Voting Is Sexy (screen caps)

So, I’ve been serving up news, polling, debate recaps – what else can I do to make sure you vote?

How about a voting PSA from semi-naked folks?

Via Grindr:

You know what really turns us on? Democracy. Watch your faves detail just how horny their constitutional right makes them and head to http://headcount.org/pride to register, check your status, and Grind the Vote.

Biden Campaign: Do Not Rely On Polls, Do Not Become ‘Complacent’ #VOTE

Former Vice President Joe Biden (via Instagram)

The Biden campaign is asking supporters to not let current polling results lull them into a false sense of security that the race is over.

From the Washington Post:

In a memo obtained by The Washington Post, Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon urged supporters to “campaign like we’re trailing” heading into the final weeks of the election.

“We cannot become complacent because the very searing truth is that Donald Trump can still win this race, and every indication we have shows that this thing is going to come down to the wire,” Dillon wrote.

Dillon encouraged supporters to use 2016 as a reminder that polling can be wrong and that it all comes down to who can secure the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. While Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in 2016, reflecting national polls, Trump won an electoral college victory by winning several Midwestern states that previously had gone to the Democrats.

In key battleground states, Dillon wrote, the “race is far closer than some of the punditry we’re seeing on Twitter and on TV would suggest.”

Facebook Launches Campaign To Register Election Workers

Facebook is launching a campaign to recruit volunteers to work the election polls for the presidential election.

From The Verge:

Facebook is launching a recruitment drive for poll workers this weekend, putting messages into users’ News Feeds with links to poll worker registration sites in their state.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post announcing the drive that it was part of the company’s larger voting information campaign, which has a goal of helping 4 million people register and vote.

“Voting is voice, and in a democracy, it’s the ultimate way we hold our leaders accountable and make sure the country is heading in the direction we want,” Zuckerberg wrote.

The social media giant also will join dozens of other companies offering paid time off to employees in the US who work the polls on Election Day, according to Zuckerberg’s post.

HRC & Billy Porter: Protest + Vote = Change

LGBTQ civil rights group, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), teamed up with Grammy® /Emmy®/Tony® award-winning actor, singer and activist Billy Porter to release this inspiring video encouraging people to vote as the nation is now j 100 days until the 2020 election.

The video pairs Porter’s new cover of the iconic protest song, “For What It’s Worth,” with sound bites from HRC President Alphonso David’s speech at HRC’s 2019 National Dinner.

Utilizing images of protest past and present, the video notes that both protest and voting are necessary to create change.

Originally written by Stephen Stills in 1966 at the height of the civil rights movement, “For What It’s Worth” is as relevant today as when it was first released.

Says Porter: “In pairing the song with Alphonso’s prophetic words about the power of seeing beyond yourself, this new video shares an important message for 2020: keep protesting, but also remember the sacrifices that have been made for our right to vote, and get yourself to the ballot box too.”

Guns N Roses Axl Rose: Republicans Doing “Disservice” To The Country

Rocker Axl Rose has reached out to his 1.23 million Twitter followers asking them to vote Republicans out of power, who he says are “doing r nation a disservice.”

I’d imagine the bulk of Guns N Roses fans are conservative/Republicans, so it’s quite the move to take such a vocal stand.

Good on him.

Sally Field Wants You To Vote As A Birthday Gift, Her Son Charmingly Concurs

Sally Field and son Sam

Shot: Election Day this year also happens to be Oscar winner Sally Field’s birthday.

And she’s only asking for one thing for her d-day – that you vote.

Chaser: And then, her son, openly gay Sam Greisman, chimed in:

Voter Enthusiasm Way Up For 2018 Midterm Elections

Three weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, voter enthusiasm is on the rise after hitting its lowest level in half a century in 2014.

A new poll by The Washington Post/ABC News shows 77% of registered voters say they are certain to vote in the midterms versus 65% in 2014.

From The Washington Post:

Enthusiasm is up across almost all demographic groups, but the increases are greater among younger adults, nonwhite voters and those who say they favor Democrats for the House.

Certainty to vote is up 32 points among women younger than 40, compared with 2014. Among men and women ages 18 to 29, it has risen 17 points.

Among nonwhite registered voters, 72 percent are now certain to vote, up from 48 percent in Post-ABC polling in October 2014.

White men without college degrees represent the one heavily Republican group whose certainty to vote is lower than average and has increased less than other groups since 2014. In contrast, white women with college degrees are up 15 points to 88 percent. For white women without degrees, the figure is up 12 points.

Among voters who prefer Democratic candidates for the House, 81 percent say they are certain to vote, up from 60 percent in 2014.

Among those who support Republican candidates for the House, enthusiasm now stands at 76 percent, compared with 73 percent in October 2014.

(graphic via Washington Post)

New York Times Gives Hillary Clinton 92% Chance Of Winning White House

Image via the New York Times Upshot

The New York Times’ Upshot gives Hillary Clinton a 92% chance of winning the White House.

Additionally, a Quinnipiac University poll of swing-states shows Clinton tied with Trump at 44% in Iowa, and trailing by just 1 point in Georgia at 43%.

To underscore those numbers – Hillary has never really dominated in Iowa and Trump was ahead there by 7 a month ago. And Georgia is such a ruby-red state you have to wonder what’s up that Hillary is within one point of Trump there.

Amazing.

All that said, I need all you shiny, happy people to get out and vote for my girl, Hillary Clinton.

Do not take winning for granted – GO VOTE!

Stars Promise You Naked Mark Ruffalo Scene If You Vote

2.2 million views in one day.

One of my mostest favorite actors, Mark Ruffalo, appears alongside fellow Avengers Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson (and a whole lot of stars) for a new voting campaign – “Save The Day.”

Cause, that’s what Avengers do – save the day.

From TIME:

In case anyone needed an extra incentive to vote in this fall’s presidential election, Avengers director Joss Whedon has enlisted a bevy of celebrities and the possibility of a Mark Ruffalo nude scene to urge people to vote.

In a video campaign for his PAC titled “Save the Day,” A-list celebrities such as Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore rub shoulders with small screen stars like Matt McGorry, Jesse Williams and Neil Patrick Harris to encourage Americans to vote this November.

Like Hollywood get-out-the-vote efforts of years past, the video mostly encourages voters to do their civic duty, but there’s a hint that at least some of the stars would also prefer if you cast your ballot against Republican nominee Donald Trump. Actor Don Cheadle doesn’t mention Trump but does refer (not for the first time) to “a racist, abusive coward who could permanently damage the fabric of our society.”

The video also promises, tongue in cheek, that if voters do their part, actor Mark Ruffalo will do a full-frontal nude scene in his next film.

Wait, wait, wait – what’s this “tongue in cheek” stuff, TIME? I want my full-frontal, naked Ruffalo.

Scarlett Johansson herself promises he’ll be going “full monty.”

I want the “full Marky.”

Please vote. #ImWithHer