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Coming to Theaters September 9th, 2020
Available on Prime Video September 18th, 2020

AMAZON STUDIOS ANNOUNCES 50 STATE INITIATIVE #ALLINFORVOTING TO GET OUT THE VOTE WITH INFLUENTIAL AMBASSADORS EACH ADOPTING A STATE TO EDUCATE VOTERS

Amazon Studios announces a new digital initiative aimed at educating and engaging American voters by focusing on regionally-targeted activity. Inspired by the Amazon Original movie "All In: The Fight for Democracy", a riveting examination of our nation’s history of voting and voter suppression, the initiative will assemble a team of 50 influential actors, artists, musicians, athletes, and newsmakers to use their platform to educate voters and mobilize participation in the upcoming national and regional elections. 

To date, the following #AllInForVoting State Ambassadors have signed on, with more soon to be confirmed:

Elizabeth Banks (Massachusetts)
Connie Britton (Tennessee)
Don Cheadle (Missouri)
Katie Couric (Virginia)
Viola Davis (Rhode Island)
Patrick Dempsey (Maine)
Melissa Etheridge (Kansas)
Kaitlyn Farrington (Idaho)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Montana)
Taraji P. Henson (Washington, D.C.)
Ashley Judd (Kentucky)
Zach LaVine (Washington) 
Seth MacFarlane (Connecticut)
Janelle Monáe (South Carolina)
Offset (Georgia)
Patton Oswalt (Iowa)
Aubrey Plaza (Delaware)
Billy Porter (Pennsylvania)
Travis Rice (Wyoming)
Lisa Rinna (Oregon)
AnnaSophia Robb (Illinois)
Rajon Rondo (Florida)
Sheryl Underwood (Arkansas)
Gabrielle Union (Nebraska) 
Lindsey Vonn (Minnesota)
Bradley Whitford (Wisconsin)
Bowen Yang (Colorado)

Each participant will serve as an #AllInForVoting State Ambassador, focusing on an assigned state, and will amplify key messages and information such as registration deadlines, how and when to vote, vote early and vote by mail updates, and concerns of voter suppression tactics in the state.

Seeking to highlight the importance of accurate, local information and overcome factual misrepresentations, the digital activations will range from online conversations and short-form content to social media posts, sharing vital knowledge about how audiences in each state can vote.

In the wake of an unprecedented public health crisis, the initiative’s goal is to provide resources to ensure that all Americans are equipped with the information they need about how to make their voices heard at the ballot box this November without compromising their safety. 

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In coordination with the film, the filmmakers with support from foundations, private funders, and Amazon Studios are launching #ALLINFORVOTING a non-partisan social impact campaign aimed at educating and registering first-time voters, mobilizing communities to turn out to vote, and training citizens to know their rights and report voter suppression.

In addition to Fair Fight, key partners include: Advancement Project, Alliance for Youth Action, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, All Voting Is Local, Black Voters Matter, Campus Voter Project, Community Change, Election Protection, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, HeadCount, Indivisible, Jewish Women International, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, LUCHA, Movement Voter Project, National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), People for the American Way, Rock the Vote, Southern Poverty Law Center, Voto Latino Foundation, and When We All Vote.

For details on #ALLINFORVOTING, please visit allinforvoting.com.

Directed by Liz Garbus & Lisa Cortés

Produced by Liz Garbus, Lisa Cortés, Dan Cogan and Stacey Abrams
Featuring Stacey Abrams 

In anticipation of the 2020 presidential election, ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY examines the often overlooked, yet insidious issue of voter suppression in the United States. The film interweaves personal experiences with current activism and historical insight to expose a problem that has corrupted our democracy from the very beginning. With the perspective and expertise of Stacey Abrams, the former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, the documentary offers an insider’s look into laws and barriers to voting that most people don’t even know are threats to their basic rights as citizens of the United States.

102 Minutes | Rated PG-13

Watch the Official Trailer:
https://youtu.be/t6jVGswLPd8

Seven, the Official Puppy Party Candidate, Announces His Bid For

President of the United States at Rescuecon

Former Show Dog Determined To "Bring America Together Again"

Oxnard, CA - February 13, 2019 - RESCUECON will open on February 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM with a press conference to announce the candidacy of a remarkable dog, Seven, who is running for President of the United States. RESCUECON, a convention like no other celebrating the human-animal bond, takes place February 23rd to the 24th from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

"I'm running for president because I believe a dog with a face like mine can bring humans together," explains the Australian Shepherd. "Humans can learn a lot from their dogs and now is the time for dogs across the country to teach the art of unconditional love and respect."

Seven is a four-year-old former show dog who was adopted by Oxnard resident Susan Hartzler. Since moving in with Susan, Seven has become a professional actor and model as well as a Therapy Dog through Therapy Dogs International. He is the official Therapy Dog for Oxnard High Schools where he brings his special kind of puppy love to kids every month. He is offering his services as a Therapy Dog to both Democrats and Republicans in his bid to "Bring America Together Again."

His platform is a home for every dog and a bone for every dog. With that goal in mind, Seven has created a line of t-shirts and other political paraphernalia that will be unveiled at the convention. A percentage of all proceeds will go to help rescue dogs find forever homes. To support the canine candidate and dog rescue, visit www.LuvMy.dog. To find out more about the candidate, visit his Instagram page at www.instagram.com/seven_for_president/.

RESCUECON sets out to promote the welfare of all animals (wildlife and farm animals too!), create a culturally-enriching environment, and provide interactive opportunities for learning, making, connecting, and relaxing. Besides Seven's Press Conference, there will also be bunny yoga, cat cafes, speaker panels, makerspaces and exhibitions. There is something for everyone at RESCUECON. Keynote speakers include Kitten Lady (Hannah Shaw) and Ellie Laks, co-founder of the Gentle Barn. The goal of event is to rally animal lovers in the region and, in turn, strengthen the local rescue landscape.

The PACC is committed to making its events accessible. In addition to Seven's Press Conference, there will be a free Adoption Fair with adoptable animals from Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS), the Bunny Brigade, Surfcat Rescue, C.A.R.L., and other rescue groups. The Fair will also feature community resources and nonprofits, a $10 spay and neuter clinic provided by Simi Valley Spay & Neuter Clinic, arts and crafts, and activities for families, such as the cat cafe presented by SurfCat Rescue and the Crazy Cat Lady Exhibition.

A percentage of ticket sales benefits VCAS, this year's featured nonprofit partner.

RESCUECON

February 23 - 24, 2019 | 11AM - 5PM

CONVENTION: General Admission $25/day | $40/weekend

ADOPTION FAIR: Free

800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030 | (805) 486-2424 | oxnardperformingarts.com | rescuecon.org

Tickets are available at the box office between 12-6pm, Monday thru Saturday, by calling (805) 486-2424 or by purchase online, oxnardperformingarts.com.

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