Jason Alexander, Mayim Bialik, Yvette Nicole Brown and other Hollywood actors put on chicken costumes for a new ad released Wednesday urging people to vote in next month’s presidential election.
The public service announcement, paid for by the nonprofit entertainment advocacy group The Creative Coalition, begins with the stars appearing in a video call, with each playing a member of the folk.
“So, how’s everybody doing,” Alexander asks at the start of the video. “Handling it, or starting to feel—”
“Please don’t,” Bialik interrupts.
“Cooped up,” Alexander adds.
The conversation then erupts into a discussion of who everyone is supporting for “president of the hen house" on Nov. 3.
While the ad does not specifically reference President TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE or Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Schumer moves to break GOP blockade on Biden's State picks GOP Rep. Cawthorn likens vaccine mandates to 'modern-day segregation' MORE by name, Alexander says that “one vote could make the difference between a chicken or a fox guarding our hen house.”
“How could one vote make a difference?” Patina Miller asks.
“Well, if it comes down to a handful of votes, yours could be the one that swings it,” Alexander responds.
The actors then issue a direct a call to viewers, saying in unison, “everybody please vote.”
The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk said in a press release announcing the campaign that it is meant to remind “viewers that every single vote makes a difference.”
“Now is the moment to seize and we’re proud to encourage Americans to give a cluck and make their voices heard at the ballot box,” Bronk said. “Vote by mail, vote early, or vote in person on Election Day.”
Actor and producer Tim Daly, who appears in the video and serves as president of The Creative Coalition, said that the artists in the ad came together “to encourage all Americans to participate in this election.”
“Don’t be a bystander, make a plan to vote right now,” Daly added in the press release.
Alexander is scheduled to reunite with other alumni of the hit 1990s sitcom “Seinfeld” at a fundraiser Friday for the Texas Democratic Party.
“Texas is a battleground state, period. We knew that we had to reunite for something special and the movement on the ground for Texas Democrats up and down the ballot is the perfect opportunity to do just that,” Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and show creator Larry David said in a joint statement on Tuesday.
While Biden continues to lead Trump in national polling, the race is closer in several key swing states.
Trump is ahead of Biden by 3.5 percentage points in Texas, according to a RealClearPolitics polling average.
A Reuters-Ipsos poll released this week also found that Trump has narrowed Biden’s lead in Pennsylvania, with 49 percent of likely voters backing Biden and 45 percent supporting the president, down from the 7 percentage point advantage Biden had in the state a week prior.