Remember when a bunch of Hollywood celebrities got together and recorded an acapella version of “Fight Song” to introduce Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention? And the time when Katy Perry knocked on college dorm room doors to get out the vote?
Well, those efforts didn’t get Clinton elected, so thank goodness Martin Sheen and a bunch of Hollywood celebrities made a video encouraging “heroes” in the Electoral College to flip their votes. Oh, wait, that didn’t work either.
Well, it’s time to look ahead to the 2018 midterms and the 2020 election, and POLITICO reports that this time around, Democrats will be reaching out to Hollywood for help with messaging and getting out the vote.
The DNC and members of Congress are turning to Hollywood for help with voter turnout ahead of the midterm elections and 2020 presidential campaign https://t.co/kE3DHXRFW4
— POLITICO (@politico) June 11, 2018
The Democratic National Committee and members of Congress are turning to Hollywood for help with voter turnout and messaging ahead of the midterm elections and 2020 presidential campaign, quietly consulting with a group of actors, writers and producers here.
The group conducts conference calls, shares an email list and has met about five times since September, Littman said. It involves about 35 members, including producers, show-runners, executives, directors, an animator and actors such as Rosemarie DeWitt, Ron Livingston, Jason George, Alyssa Milano and Helen Hunt.
Alyssa Milano? Sweet!
“We really need to figure out how we lost middle America and how we can reconnect with those voters”
DNC: Hold my beer https://t.co/mvnaVMfnv5
— Jason (@jasonelevation) June 11, 2018
I believe insanity has once been described as “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Yet Trump is the insane one. https://t.co/ngDwCixeyZ
— TL (@AVoiceOfTheVols) June 11, 2018
"In one of the group’s first projects, members are working to find young celebrities who might post videos of themselves registering to vote." https://t.co/vQrnaD1eaC
— #draftpinson2018 (@JWJones252) June 11, 2018
I see the focus on “not being a coastal party” is going well for Democrats https://t.co/Y0BNHtM40p
— Rob Damschen (@robdamschen) June 11, 2018
Of course, because when you need to re-connect with the heartland the best place is Hollywood. https://t.co/SKBfk71iHA
— (((Steve Dizuhdor))) (@Dizz_A_Door) June 11, 2018
Hollywood’s involvement in the last election worked so well for the other party. https://t.co/RUI2SB3m9f
— Jeff Pollock (@freddyandfrieda) June 11, 2018
Because Hollywood totally came through for the Dems in 2016… https://t.co/vHXQSYP2SE
— Michael McNally (@notoserfdom) June 11, 2018
This worked bigly awesome in 2016. https://t.co/8GootabBVp
— Rich Wilkins (@TheRichWilkins) June 11, 2018
The DNC turning to Hollywood for help should go well. pic.twitter.com/YADzwb3Tlw
— Jason (@jasonelevation) June 11, 2018
The left/Democrats haven't made one course-correction since their 2016 defeat. Actually, that's not true. They have doubled and tripled down on the path they were before. https://t.co/Qki2csRU90
— The Liberalist (@LBLRLST) June 11, 2018
— Amy (@AmyA1A) June 11, 2018
Go for it. https://t.co/WU7vmDS1XY
— ? ?? ❤ing Patriot (@joecapone11) June 11, 2018
It's like they want Trump to win a second term. https://t.co/oeYCFOKgFJ
— Gregory L. Vince (@GregVince) June 11, 2018
I’ve got it! Do a This is My Fight Song video with Hollywood celebrities singing the song. https://t.co/ROXu12WDKQ
— Derek Ryan (@longhornderek) June 11, 2018
MORE ? LENA ? DUNHAM ? MUSIC ? VIDEOS https://t.co/Dbssw9VHiR
— TJ Welch (@tjwelchofficial) June 11, 2018
De Niro: I got this. Hold my beer. https://t.co/GsLMxSgthP
— Bean Counter (@TNBeanCounter) June 11, 2018
Just for fun, we’re gonna click over to Rob Reiner’s Twitter feed and post his most recent tweet and let that stand as the Democrats’ message to voters in 2018:
When an American President attacks our closest allies and embraces a hostile enemy power who is trying to destroy our Democracy and democracies around the world, we can only conclude that he has been compromised and is in a conspiracy to commit treason.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) June 10, 2018
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 11, 2018