“Dazed And Confused” Table Read for Civic Engagement in Texas Now Available On-Demand
Cult classic cast and special guests joined forces with March For Science and Voto Latino Foundation to encourage safe voter participation ahead of the November election
Dallas, Texas – On Sunday, October 11th, the cast of 1993 cult classic “Dazed And Confused” reunited to raise funds for voting initiatives in Texas, benefitting March For Science and the Voto Latino Foundation. Donors received access to the live table read after making a contribution. For a limited time, fans will be able to access the program in exchange for making a donation in the amount of their choice.
Original cast members included Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, Jason London, Joey Lauren Adams, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, Rory Cochrane, Marissa Ribisi, Cole Hauser, Deena Martin, Esteban Powell, Christine Harnos, Wiley Wiggins, Michelle Burke, Mark Vandermeulen, Sasha Jenson, Jeremy Fox, Christin Hinojosa, and Catherine Morris. Special guests joining the original cast included Ashton Kutcher, Zachary Levi, Jensen Ackles, Lamorne Morris, Eiza Gonzalez, Adrianne Palicki, Ricky Whittle, and Jason Reitman. The program also featured a live Q&A moderated by Patton Oswalt.
Until November 1st, the entire program is now available on-demand for fans to watch at their leisure. Donors interested in viewing the virtual table read can still make a donation in the amount of their choice and all donations will continue to be put towards voter empowerment and the promotion of sound, science-based policies throughout Texas.
Texans are still prohibited from citing COVID-19 as a valid reason to vote by mail. In the midst of a global pandemic, it is critical that civic engagement efforts are supported to ensure we have safe, accessible, and fair elections.
The virtual fundraiser supports March For Science’s #VoteForScience campaign, mobilizing the science advocacy community to vote in this election as well as educating voters on how they can vote in-person and safely, as well as the Voto Latino Foundation, which is registering Latinx voters and encouraging civic participation so that Latinx voices can be heard. This work focuses on educating voters on the issues that affect their communities, engaging and mobilizing Latinx people across the country, and empowering them to turn out and make their voices heard.
“Even though there has been a concerted effort to disenfranchise voters and make it more difficult to cast our ballots, Texans who follow the science should be comfortable and confident about voting safely – and early – in this election,” said Matt Tranchin, President of March For Science. “We need to mask up, wash our hands, head to the polls, and socially distance ourselves as we ensure our voices are heard.”
“Voto Latino Foundation helped register 253,121 voters in Texas before the state’s deadline,” said Danny Friedman, Managing Director of Voto Latino. “As we saw this week, over one million voters cast their ballots on the first day of early voting. We’re excited to work with March for Science and the cast of Dazed and Confused to help put together the resources to turn more voters out safely. Wear a mask and please vote early!”
Those interested in watching the iconic film’s original cast performing a table read of the script can donate here. Proceeds support March For Science and Voto Latino Foundation, with a previous donation also having been made to support the Austin Film Society.
About March For Science:
March For Science is the world’s largest grassroots network of science advocates. Launched on Earth Day in 2017 with public demonstrations in more than 600 cities across the globe, its mission is to mobilize advocates in support of science-informed public policies.
About Voto Latino Foundation:
The Voto Latino Foundation is a 501(c)3 dedicated to registering Latinx voters and encouraging civic participation. It is dedicated to empowering communities through civic engagement, issue advocacy, and leadership development.