All-star celebrities to host TV special to 'celebrate the power of voting'
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An all-star lineup — including Chris Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Leonardo DiCaprio and Lin-Manuel Miranda — is poised to "celebrate the power of voting" in a network TV special that will air just days ahead of the presidential election.

Alicia Keys, America Ferrera and Kerry Washington will host "Every Vote Counts: A Celebration of Democracy" on CBS on Oct. 29, it was announced Thursday. The special will also be livestreamed on iHeartMedia radio stations, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

The aim of the star-studded event, organizers say, is to serve as a "nonpartisan celebration of American democracy, with the goal of uplifting the power of civic action and celebrating the precious value of every single citizen’s right to vote."


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Keys, Dan + Shay, Shawn Mendes and Offset are all scheduled to perform during the event, which is being produced by Live Nation, Global Citizen and Live Animals.

Washington, an actress on the show "Scandal" said in a statement that the special — which the network noted is not a fundraiser and comes just ahead of the Nov. 3 election — will "amplify voters' voices and provide resources for all Americans as they participate in our democratic process."

“Our right to vote has never been more precious or vital," Ferrera, of "Ugly Betty" fame, said. "This celebration is an opportunity to uplift our country and to inspire one another to joyfully act on our most fundamental right and responsibility as Americans."

The television event "will remind viewers that the right to vote has been hard fought, fair elections must be protected, and above all a strong democracy depends on participation," organizers said in a statement.