New York, NY (February 1, 2018) – NowThis announced today that it will be the exclusive live stream partner for the upcoming “Unrig LIVE!”, the entertainment portion of the “Unrig the System Summit." Hosted by Represent.Us in New Orleans, LA, the summit is the premiere cross-partisan event to solve America’s political corruption crisis and will be the largest gathering of political reform groups in decades. NowThis will air the Saturday evening portion of the event live at 9:00 PM ET / 8:00 PM CT on its Facebook channel.
The event, which is hosted by Jennifer Lawrence, will feature comedians Tig Notaro (One Mississippi, Walk of Shame, and In a World…), Nikki Glaser (Not Safe with Nikki Glaser and Nikki & Sara Live), and Adam Yenser (The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The 86th Annual Academy Awards); musical guests Preservation All-Stars and HoneyHoney; and speakers Ron Garan (astronaut), Desmond Meade (activist), Richard Painter (former Chief White House Ethics Lawyer), Nina Turner (politician), and more. The evening will also feature remarks from Represent.Us Founder and Director, Josh Silver, Kerry Washington and Ed Helms, calling attention to this democracy movement on the rise. Represent.Us aims to bring conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between together to pass laws to end gerrymandering and secret money in elections.
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Represent.Us is the nation’s largest grassroots anti-corruption campaign, bringing together conservatives, progressives and everyone in between to pass powerful anti-corruption laws in cities and states around the county. For more information, visit http://represent.us.