Seinfeld Co-Creator, Stars Reunite For Virtual Democratic Fundraiser
The online event takes place this Friday.
Even though it's impossible to imagine there is anybody left in the US who is still undecided about who to vote for in the upcoming election--upcoming, as in, it's happening in two weeks--fundraisers to help get the word out continue to pop up with increasing frequency in the home stretch. The Texas Democratic Party has announced it will be holding a virtual reunion of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, and Larry Davis--the stars and co-creator of Seinfeld--on October 23 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET.
The event, titled A Fundraiser About Something, will be hosted by Seth Meyers and "special guests" as they discuss their favorite Seinfeld episodes and dish on behind-the-scenes memories. A donation of any size, with $1 being the floor, is all that's required to gain admission to the event which will only be live-streamed exclusively at the scheduled time Friday.
The fundraiser comes at a time when the popular '90s sitcom has become a prominent meme of the moment in the election. Over this past weekend, Louis-Dreyfus and also Alexander signal-boosted a tweet by political action committee The Lincoln Project noting the similarities between President Trump and Elaine Benes' dance moves.
First he stole all of Veep. Now he’s stealing from Seinfeld. Melania deserves an Emmy for acting like she’s attracted to THIS. https://t.co/tAeQEK7LPh— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) October 19, 2020
In a joint statement circulated about the event, the trio struck a more sober tone, saying: "Texas is a battleground state, period. We knew that we had to reunite for something special and the movement on the ground for Texas Democrats up and down the ballot is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Texans are getting out to vote in droves and showing the world that Texas has never been a red state, it's been a non-voting state."
Noticeably absent from the reunion is the show's namesake, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, which isn't a shock given his largely apolitical persona. However, Seinfeld has been outspoken throughout the pandemic, making media appearances and also penning op-eds explaining why he's optimistic about New York's recovery from COVID-19. He's also had a busy year himself, releasing a new book (Is This Anything?) and a new Netflix special (23 Hours to Kill).
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