Ann Romney will join Michelle Obama on TV to get out the vote
(Al Hartmann | Tribune file photo) 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and wife Ann take the stage at the BYU Marriott Center in 2017. Mrs. Romney — along with former first lady Michelle Obama — is scheduled to appear in an ABC TV special to encourage voting.
Ann Romney will team up with Michelle Obama on prime-time television to encourage people to vote this fall.
The former first lady and Romney — whose husband, Sen. Mitt Romney, lost the 2012 race to former President Barack Obama — are both scheduled to appear on “VOMO: Vote Or Miss Out,” an hourlong “non-partisan comedy event” that, according to ABC, will “encourage electoral participation in the 2020 election” when it airs on Sept. 14.
In this image from video, former first lady Michelle Obama speaks during the first night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)
Michelle Obama’s nonprofit When We All Vote is working with ATTN:
and Sara + Tom, the production company founded by Sara Gilbert and Tom Werner, on the special.
“We have a societal responsibility to participate in our country’s democracy,” Werner said. “This nonpartisan special will, through comedy, encourage people to vote this November.”
Kevin Hart will host, and the list of stars scheduled to appear includes Cristela Alonzo, Tim Allen, Whitney Cummings, Will Ferrell, Kaia Gerber, Charlamagne Tha God, Tiffany Haddish, Jon Hamm, Scarlett Johansson, Liza Koshy, Jay Leno, Jaden Smith, Willow Smith, 2 Chainz & Lil Baby and “surprise guests.”
In addition to Michelle Obama and Ann Romney, political figures on the guest list include three prominent Republicans: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Cindy McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain, who lost the 2008 election to former President Obama.
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo Cindy McCain, wife of former Arizona Sen. John McCain, waves to the crowd after being acknowledged by Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey during his State of the State address on the opening day of the legislative session at the Capitol in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
“We hope that we can create an event that will speak to all generations, young and old,” said ATTN: co-founder Matthew Segal.
“VOMO: Vote Or Miss Out,” which is scheduled to air on Monday, Sept. 14, at 9 p.m. on KTVX-Channel 4, will feature comedy bits and “larger than life” musical performances, according to ABC, along with “information on voting, highlighting potential procedural changes caused by the pandemic, so that every voter has the knowledge and incentive to participate in the election this fall.”