“Parks and Recreation” cast to promote Democratic Party of Wisconsin
The cast of the beloved NBC American political satire sitcom television series is once again reuniting for a live virtual event. Cast members Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Nick Offerman, Retta, Adam Scott, and Jim O’Heir, along with creator Michael Schur and a lineup of surprise guests, will be reuniting for a special “town hall” event to benefit the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
Participants who wish to view the event will be asked to make a donation. The town hall event will be live-streamed on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The “Parks and Rec” cast previously reunited earlier this year for a special episode on NBC to raise money for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
The Wisconsin Democratic Party is also sponsoring a reunion of the cast of “The Princess Bride” on Sunday, Sept. 13. Stars Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Carol Kane, Chris Sarandon, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, and Billy Crystal are reuniting for a virtual script reading as a fundraiser for the state’s Democratic Party.
They will be participating alongside director Rob Reiner and some surprise special guests. The event will feature a Q&A with the cast, moderated by Patton Oswalt, following the reading.
The event will be live-streamed at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Sept. 13, and a donation will be required to view it. All proceeds will go towards the state Democratic party in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin is vital in the upcoming presidential election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden; in 2016, President Trump carried the state. The state has also seen some unrest since the shooting of Jacob Black, a Black man who was shot several times by a police officer in Kenosha.
Two days later after the incident, two protesters demonstrating against police brutality were killed, and another was injured by a 17-year-old shooter. Elwes has been vocal about her views on the president.
“He has failed to keep the country safe from COVID-19 and as a result, he is responsible for the devastating chaos, violence, and economic collapse that we are now experiencing,” she said. “If America is going to have a real chance at healing we must get rid of Trump. And that is only possible if we win Wisconsin.”
The actress went on to say how thrilled she is to be a part of the upcoming reunion that will help “increase awareness and garner resources for the state that will determine the fate of America.”
By: Maytinee Kramer