Netflix, UTA, CAA and ViacomCBS sign the “We Stand For Democracy” voting rights ad
After many prominent celebrities and companies, Netflix, UTA, CAA And ViacomCBS sign the “We Stand For Democracy” voting rights ad.
Netflix, UTA, CAA and ViacomCBS sign on to a two-page ad opposing “any discriminatory legislation or measures” that restrict eligible voters from having “an equal and fair opportunity to cast a ballot.”
The ad featured the headline, “We Stand For Democracy.”
“Voting is the lifeblood of our democracy and we call upon all Americans to join us in taking a nonpartisan stand for this most basic and fundamental right of all Americans.”
The signing tech companies include Amazon, Alphabet, Apple, Facebook, Pinterest, Reddit and Salesforce, as well as Live Nation Entertainment and Jazz Lincoln Center.
The two page ad, running in The Washington Post and The New York Times, was paid for by Debra Lee, Casey Wasserman, Ursula Burns, Ken Jacobs, Joel Cutler, David Fialkow, Hemant Taneja, Ken Chenault, Ken Frazier, William Lewis, Clarence Otis and Charles Phillips. It was organized by the Black Economic Alliance, which last month called on corporations to fight restrictive voting laws.
Among the celebrities and other prominent figures signing on to the ad were Paula Abdul, J.J. Abrams, AMC Theaters’ Adam Aron, ViacomCBS’s Bob Bakish, Sacha Baron Cohen, Orlando Bloom, Michael Bloomberg, Scooter Braun, Warren Buffett, Naomi Campbell, Peter Chernin, George Clooney, Dan Cogan and Liz Garbus, Lee Daniels, Larry David, Leo DiCaprio, Channing Dungey, Bryan Fogel, Gary Foster, Josh Gad, David Geffen, Ariana Grande, Matthew Heineman, Ed Helms, Kate Hudson, LaTanya Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, WndrCo’s Sujay Jaswa and Jeffrey Katzenberg, attorney Matthew M. Johnson, Magic Johnson, Rashida Jones, Nielsen CEO David Kenny, Queen Latifah, Lyn and Norman Lear, Demi Lovato, George Lucas, Michael Lynton, Rooney Mara, Kelly McCreary, Katie McGrath, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rita Moreno, Gwyneth Paltrow, Katy Perry, Joaquin Phoenix, Roy Price, Penny Pritzker, Shari Redstone, Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross, Mark Ruffalo, Eric Schmidt, Howard Schultz, Amy Schumer, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, comedian George Wallace, Kerry Washington and Discovery CEO David Zaslav.