Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson to Join Michelle Obama for Virtual Voter Registration Drive

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, file photo, Actor Tom Hanks, left, flanked by his wife Rita Wilson, arrives to receive a lifetime achievement at the Rome Film Festival, in Rome. Ever since her husband, Hanks, appeared on “Saturday Night Live” as the strange man in the pumpkin …
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Former first lady Michelle Obama is set to host a voter registration event on Monday called Couch Party 2.0. alongside actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson.

“We can still make a difference even as we #StayHome. Excited to join @whenweallvote’s #CouchParty tonight with my friends Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson!” Obama announced in a tweet. “And of course @djdnice will be playing a live set while we spread the word! Join us at 7:15pm ET

“Join our #CouchParty 2.0 to come together with the When We All Vote community and our Co-Chair Michelle Obama to talk about how we can continue to make a difference to help safely register and turn out our communities to vote,” the event organizers say at the event website.

The group sponsoring the event, When We All Vote, was launched in 2018 by a group of far-left singers, actors, and sports figures. It is, co-chaired by Michelle Obama, and claims to be “non-partisan,” but counts partisan sponsors such as Vote Latino, the NAACP, the NBA, the NEA, the National Urban League, the XQ Institute, and many others.

Last week, When We All Vote backed the Democrat-sponsored bill to increase vote-by-mail options in U.S. elections.

Founding members of the group along with Obama includes Lin-Maneul Miranda, Soccer star and gay activist Megan Rapinoe, Actresses Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Kerry Washington, and NBA player Chris Paul.

The group utilizes community organizing to sign up as may voters as possible and claims to have organized 2,500 events engaging with 200 million voters in the last national election cycle. And last year, the group also began operating inside American high schools.

Most recently the group has backed the highly controversial and partisan effort to radically change our elections by instituting national mail-in ballots.

“Groovy today for, like, oh what’s the word? DEMOCRACY, that’s it. @WhenWeAllVote. I’ll be there,” Tom Hanks said in a tweet promoting the event.

“TODAY! I’ll be joining @WhenWeAllVote‘s 2.0 with fellow co-chair @MichelleObama to help register voters during this unprecedented time. Join me and @TomHanks on the action call at 7:15 PM ET before we get the party started!” Rita Wilson said.

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