There are only a few weeks left to the 2020 elections and every effort is being made to inspire and encourage young voters to either vote ahead of time or come to the polls on November 3rd for a virtual event just for one Night to celebrate both the 30th anniversary of the cult classic and to raise funds for Rock the Vote, the non-profit organization for youth polls. The organization also celebrates 30 years of empowering young people to make solid voting decisions and take action.
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The live script reading will take place on Friday, October 23rd at 8:00 p.m. ET and will bring together some of our favorite R&B and hip hop groups from the 80s and 90s, including Kid & # 39; n Play, Christopher Reid and Christopher Martin; Full Force's Brian "B-Fine": George, Lucien "Bowlegged Lou" George Jr., and Paul Anthony (who played Zilla, Stab, and Pee-Wee); Groove B. Chill, including Gene "Groove" Allen and Daryl "Chill" Mitchell (who played Groove and Chill); and actress Al Johnson (who played Sharane) with a number of other special guest stars.
“Rock the Vote was born in response to the censorship and arrest of rap and hip-hop artists thirty years ago in order to empower young people. This year young people took to the streets to make their voices heard and to bring that momentum to the 2020 election, ”said Carolyn DeWitt, President and CEO of Rock the Vote.
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"Similarly, House Party brought the black teenage experience into the mainstream thirty years ago, helping to inspire and give voice to an entire generation. We're thrilled to have some of the classic's most beloved stars join us, to bring the party, the energy, and joy that we so badly need this year and that will help us attract young voters in these critical elections. "
You can expect the cast from the iconic movie to be read aloud, followed by a discussion of the importance of voting and creating a plan to vote early, send in your ballot, or show up on November 3rd.
“Thirty years ago House Party was an honest portrayal of our lives as young black people at the start of the hip hop movement. Now, 30 years later, hip hop has gone mainstream and the movie continues to connect with audiences a generation younger than the original moviegoers, ”said Reggie Hudlin, director and writer of the House Party.
"Rock the Vote gives both generations the opportunity to come together, have a great time, and take our rightful place to help shape the future of our nation through the underrated but always powerful power of our voting."
Viewers must donate at least $ 1 to attend this virtual exclusive event and read the House Party table. More information is available at www.RocktheVote.org/houseparty.
Editor's Note: This event has been postponed.