Broadway for Hillary has announced that Broadway Calls for Clinton — the organization’s first day of phone banking on behalf of the Hillary Clinton campaign, featuring some of the Great White Way’s brightest stars — will take place on Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 3-9pm, to support the Democratic nominee for President.
The host committee includes Gavin Creel (She Loves Me, The Book of Mormon), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family, Fully Committed), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Tuck Everlasting), Celia Keenan-Bolger (The Glass Menagerie), Telly Leung (Allegiance, Godspell), Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, Big Fish), the American Foundation of Equal Rights’ Justin Mikita, Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Violet) and Adrienne Warren (Shuffle Along).
“The Broadway community is an influential industry that, at its core, stands for inclusive principles — among them equality, artistic expression, and celebrating the diversity of others,” said the organizing team in a press statement. “We feel that Hillary Clinton and her campaign’s values mirror these ideals and felt it vital to bring together those working in the industry — both onstage and off — for a day of volunteering on behalf of the campaign.”
The goal of Broadway Calls for Clinton is to create awareness of the importance of calling on behalf of the candidate — and also to highlight the amazing tool that the Clinton campaign has launched to make calling from anywhere as easy as possible. In addition to calling those individuals on the campaign’s list, for example, the event will consist of training and education from campaign staff about further steps that can be taken, both as a group and individually, to raise awareness and to highlight ways for those supporters at home who are interested in helping the campaign.