‘Star Trek’ Cast Joins Forces with Stacey Abrams in Fundraiser for Georgia Senate Democrats

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VALERIE MACON/AFP; Imeh Akpanudosen; Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Georgia is ground zero in the battle for the balance of power in Washington, D.C., as control of the U.S. Senate now hinges on the outcome of the two Senate runoff races in the Peach State. With the Senate majority leadership within his reach, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) recently declared, “Now we take Georgia, and then we change America.” Now Star Trek cast members have found a new Starfleet captain and her name is Stacey Abrams.

Actors from five different Star Trek casts including George Takei, Brent Spiner, Kate Mulgrew, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Wil Wheaton, and Jonathan Frakes will team up with the failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate to raise money for Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, who are hoping to unseat the state’s Republican Senate incumbents in the runoff elections in January.

The Star Trek fundraiser, set for Saturday, will seek to add more cash to Georgia Democrats’ growing war chest. The official invitation states that the Zoom event will serve as a “fundraiser in support of Jon Ossoff & Rev. Raphael Warnock.” Stacey Abrams will appear as a “special guest” for the fundraiser.

Stacey Abrams, who has publicly expressed her fandom for the Star Trek universe, has been working to mobilize Hollywood celebrities around the Georgia runoffs in the hopes that their star power will draw donations and build social media momentum behind the Democrat challengers.

Among her efforts is Win Both Seats, a fundraising group spearheaded by actors Kumail Nanjiani and Sophia Bush to benefit “black and brown” community organizers in Georgia who are working to get out the minority vote for Democrats.

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The money is pouring in. A recent Veep cast reunion with Julia Louis-Dreyfus raised more than $640,000 to help the left-wing organization America Votes to mobilize voters in Georgia.

Stars including George Clooney, Will Smith, and Leonardo DiCaprio have also donated money to help Democrats in the runoffs.

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