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NRDC Teams Up with Billy Eichner and Funny Or Die to “Glam Up The Midterms!”

Campaign releases a new video with Eichner, Mandy Moore, Kumail Nanjiani, Darren Criss and Randall Park to Get Out the Vote in the Midterm Elections.

Fabiola Nunez
fnunez@nrdc.org, 646-889-1405

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is teaming up with Funny Or Die and Billy Eichner for the latest iteration of their “Glam Up The Midterms!” campaign. Together, they are releasing a new video—starring Eichner, Mandy Moore, Randall Park, Kumail Nanjiani, and Darren Criss—dispelling commonly used excuses by nonvoters. The campaign will make it easy to register to vote, find the right polling site and pledge to vote in the upcoming election.

Watch “Non-Voters Anonymous” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLsJFLh0Oso

“There's nothing more important right now than encouraging young people to vote in the Midterm Election on Nov 6th,” said Billy Eichner. “This is without a doubt the most important election of our time. That's why I started the Glam Up the Midterms campaign with Funny or Die. I'm so grateful to NRDC for partnering with us and to Mandy Moore, Kumail Nanjiani, Darren Criss and Randall Park for joining me in our latest Glam Up video."

“Voting is the most powerful way to have a voice in the future of your community,” said Rhea Suh, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council. “We want to show people how easy it is to register to vote and motivate them to exercise their right on November 6th. It’s never too late to be a first-time voter.” 

To motivate participation in the midterm elections, from now until November, NRDC and Funny Or Die will engage the public through online video and social media. A recently released poll from the Public Religion Research Institute and the Atlantic showed that at this stage in the 2018 election cycle, half (50%) of Americans report that they are absolutely certain to vote in the upcoming midterm election. 

Learn more about NRDC's efforts to get out the vote here: www.nrdc.org/vote. For more information about Funny Or Die’s ‘Glam Up the Midterms visit: http://glamupthemidterms.com/

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About the Natural Resources Defense Council

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit us at www.nrdc.org and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.

About Funny Or Die

Funny Or Die is a premiere entertainment brand and comedy studio that creates award-winning comedy. Known for its celebrity driven and political content, Funny Or Die reaches a global audience of more than 60 million people, and is the #1 comedy brand on both Facebook and Twitter. Funny Or Die's Emmy Award-winning long-form division produces shows like the critically-acclaimed Brockmire for IFC, Emmy nominated Billy on the Street, the Peabody award-winning American Vandal for Netflix, the Emmy nominated Sarah Silverman series I Love You, America for Hulu and No Activity for CBS All Access. FOD also makes award-winning TV commercials and Branded Content for brands such as Pepsi, McDonald’s and Chrysler. 

About Billy Eichner

Actor, comedian, and writer, Billy Eichner is a multifaceted force to be reckoned with. The new season of Billy on the Street just premiered and Eichner can be seen in the eighth season of Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology series, American Horror Story: Apocalypse, after receiving rave reviews for his performance in season seven, Cult. Eichner stars alongside Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts and Evan Peters.

In 2019, Eichner will be seen in two Disney features. He will voice the character of Timon in Jon Favreau’s highly anticipated live action remake of The Lion King slated to be released on July 19th, 2019. Eichner will also star in the Christmas film Noelle, the story of Santa’s daughter who has to take over the family business. The film is set for a winter 2019 release. Eichner stars with Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader and Shirley Maclaine. Eichner’s TV credits include Hulu’s critical darling, Difficult People, NBC’s Parks and Recreation and Netflix’s Friends From College. Additionally, Eichner lends his voice as “Mr. Ambrose” on FOX’s popular animated comedy Bob’s Burgers. In addition to on screen work, Eichner partnered with Funny or Die to launch “Glam Up The Midterms,” a campaign to encourage and energize young people to vote during the November 2018 midterm elections.

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