When it comes to fundraising efforts, the current motto for Wisconsin Democrats seems to be: “Treat yo self.”
After more than 110,000 people donated to tune into “A Virtual Princess Bride Reunion” on Sunday night, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin is hoping for another big fundraising win later this week with the help of the “Parks and Recreation” cast.
Members of the Parks and Recreation cast are scheduled to reunite Thursday for a virtual event to encourage and teach Wisconsin voters to request, fill out and return their absentee ballots.
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Thursday is the deadline for clerks in Wisconsin to send absentee ballots to those voters who have a request on file.
Cast members are also scheduled to participate in a question and answer session.
The list of participants includes Adam Scott, Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Jim O’Heir, Nick Offerman, Retta, show creator Michael Schur, and special guests.
“Donald Trump has grossly mismanaged our nation and neglected his responsibilities as Commander in Chief during a crisis that has cost us nearly 200,000 lives and millions of jobs. And he intentionally lied to the American people about it,” Adam Scott and Aubrey Plaza said in a statement. “We need a leader who takes his job seriously, who actually works for the people he’s elected to serve, and Donald Trump just isn’t up to the job. We couldn’t be more excited to join forces with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin to make sure Trump is a one-term president.”
Ben Wikler, chair of Wisconsin Democrats, praised the cast and the popular show.
“We couldn’t imagine a show more fitting to inspire Wisconsinites to get involved in local and national politics than Parks and Recreation,” he said. “We’re so grateful to the cast for lending their time and talent to get out the Wisconsin vote. Indiana may be home to Pawnee, but all roads to the White House go through Wisconsin.”
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This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: ‘Parks and Recreation’ cast to reunite for fundraiser for Wisconsin Democrats