Actress Aubrey Plaza announced Sunday that she and several of her former Parks and Recreation co-stars will come together for a virtual town hall to raise money ahead of election season, following similar announcements by the cast of The Princess Bride and West Wing.

Key Facts

Cast members Adam Scott, Aubrey Plaza, Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Jim O’Heir, Retta and show creator Michael Schur will come together for an hour-long reunion on September 17 to raise money for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. 

People must donate at least $1 to watch the livestream and “anything you donate will be used to ensure that Trump loses Wisconsin, and thereby the White House,” according to the registration page.

The Parks and Recreation cast is the latest to raise money for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin: The stars of the 1987 classic The Princess Bride — Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Carol Kane, Chris Sarandon, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, Christopher Guest, Billy Crystal and Rob Reiner — reunited on September 13 for a virtual script-reading. 

The West Wing’s Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford and Martin Sheen will perform together for the first time in nearly two decades this fall for a theatrical staging of the “Hartsfield’s Landing” episode to raise awareness for Michelle Obama’s nonpartisan organization When We All Vote. 

Unlike the Parks and Recreation and The Princess Bride events, the West Wing performance will air on HBO Max for free, but parent company WarnerMedia will make a donation to When We All Vote, which aims to close the race and age gap for voting. 

Key Background

Wisconsin is a key state for securing an Electoral College victory. In the last four years it has seen some of the closest statewide races in the country, including in 2016 when President Trump won the state by less than 23,000 votes. Democratic nominee Joe Biden is in the lead 50% to 43% against Trump, according to the most-recent Morning Consult poll. 

Further Reading

‘West Wing’ Reunion Special Set at HBO Max to Promote Voting in 2020 Election (Variety)    

Wisconsin Polls (Five Thirty Eight)