Millennial appeal

Emily’s List gathers celebrities to convince young women to vote Clinton

Lena Dunham campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Des Moines, Iowa. (REUTERS/Brian C. Frank)

Emily’s List, the non-profit aimed at supporting and electing pro-choice women, is enlisting the powers of a “Creative Council” to rally millennial women behind Hillary Clinton. The group consists of some 20 celebrities from the creative industry, with film and TV-makers like Lena Dunham, Shonda Rhimes, and Top Chef-host Padma Lakshmi, along with other big names from Democratic politics like Steve Kerrigan, former executive officer of the party.

The council will target young women — a demographic that Clinton has been struggling with recently —  through videos, digital campaigns, and events. In a statement through Emily’s List, Lena Dunham said it was important to reach out to these voters through non-political industries: “Our beltway-focused political dialogue is not the way to do it,” the Girls writer, director, and actress said. “So we’re reaching out to influential entertainers and industry executives who can speak to the rising American electorate and communicate the stakes in 2016.”

According to the non-profit, this election will be the first where more millennials will vote than baby boomers.

Read the full story at Buzzfeed.

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