Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote announces star-studded telethon on Nov. 5; Oprah Winfrey helps kick off her book tour on Nov. 13


Posted on: October 31st, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Thaddaeus McAdams/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Former first lady Michelle Obama is staying busy and booked this November.

In addition to her upcoming Becoming book tour, which will feature the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon, Mrs. Obama’s non-partisan, non-profit campaign When We All Vote is set to hold its first-ever Telethon For America next month.

According to Deadline, the telethon, set to stream live on YouTube, Facebook Live, and Comedy Central Online, has a goal of “raising zero dollars,” and instead wants to take “pledges to increase voter turnout.”

The event will air on November 5 and feature live performances, comedy, music, and pre-taped segments. It will also include a celebrity phone bank of stars who’ll encourage fans and potential voters to vote in the midterms on November 6.

Some of the celebrity appearances will include Jane Fonda, Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba, Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler and more.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Obama has booked an impressive lineup of moderators for her book tour which kicks off in her home town of Chicago on Tuesday, November 13. Oprah will moderate Obama’s first conversation at Chicago’s United Center. 

The tour will also feature other notables including Phoebe Robinson, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Sarah Jessica Parker, who will moderate the last stop on December 19 in New York City’s Barclay Center.

For more information on Mrs. Obama’s book tour visit BecomingMichelleObama.com.

And in even more Obama-related news, Barack and Michelle have lined up their first project for Netflix, after signing a production deal with the streaming site earlier this year. According to Entertainment Weekly, they have acquired the rights to Michael Lewis’ book about the Trump administration, The Fifth Risk. They will reportedly be developing it into a series.

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