It is unclear how successful these events will be, but they will definitely be star-studded.
WASHINGTON – Actor Tom Hanks is headlining a political rally later this month, but he won’t be talking up Democratic candidates.
The group When We All Vote announced Wednesday that Hanks will be deployed to Pittsburgh as part of the voter registration advocacy group’s “week of action” which will also feature two rallies with former first lady Michelle Obama, marking her political debut of the year.
Both Hanks, a Democratic donor, and the former first lady will have to keep their speeches non-partisan because When We All Vote, an organization that launched in July and named them both co-chairs, is a 501 (c)(3), which means political endorsements are prohibited.
Instead, celebrities headlining the September events will promote voter registration in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 25.