There's no denying that the current American political climate has many people living in fear. A small silver lining of that, however, is the spike in support for nonprofits like the American Civil Liberties Union. Next week, some of comedy's biggest stars will come together for an ACLU telethon.
The event is called Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU, and it will take place on Facebook Live.
The event will feature appearances from a massive array of comedy favourites, including Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jon Hamm, Jane Krakowski, Uzo Aduba, Padma Lakshmi, Tituss Burgess, Josh Charles, Zosia Mamet and Ike Barinholtz. More guests will be announced soon.
"Our work in the courts is essential right now to hold off the worst of the abuses," ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero said in a statement. "But it is also the collective will and tireless actions of 'we the people' that serve as a bulwark against unconstitutional and wrong-headed policies and executive orders. By supporting our work through this telethon, we can fight even harder to defend the rights guaranteed by our Constitution."
Stand for Rights will hit Facebook Live on March 31 at 7 p.m. EDT. It will run for approximately three hours.