Special Guests Join “Dazed And Confused” Cast To Support Civic Engagement in Texas
Cult classic cast and special guests join forces with March For Science and Voto Latino Foundation to encourage voter participation ahead of November election
Dallas, Texas – The cast of “Dazed And Confused” are reuniting to raise funds for voting initiatives in Texas benefitting March For Science and the Voto Latino Foundation. The 1993 cult classic will have an exclusive, live table reading on Sunday, October 11th at 7:30pm ET. Donors will receive access to the program after making a donation in the amount of their choice. To date, more than 1,000 fans have chipped in from around the country, with an average contribution of $23.
Original cast members include Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, 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 include Jensen Ackles, Lamorne Morris, Eiza Gonzalez, Adrianne Palicki, Ricky Whittle, and Jason Reitman. There will be a live Q&A moderated by Patton Oswalt immediately following the script read.
More coronavirus cases have been reported in Texas over the past two weeks than any other state in the country. And yet, Texans cannot cite COVID-19 as a valid reason to be able to vote by mail. In the midst of a global pandemic, it’s critical that voter empowerment and 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.
“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.”
Funds raised will also support 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.
“Voto Latino Foundation helped register more than 247,284 voters in Texas before Monday’s deadline,” said Danny Friedman, Managing Director of Voto Latino. “We’re excited to work with March for Science and the cast of Dazed and Confused to help put together the resources to turn them out safely. Wear a mask and please vote early!”
Those interested in joining the iconic film’s original cast for the virtual fundraiser can register and donate here. Proceeds will support March For Science and Voto Latino Foundation, with a donation being 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.