Lena Dunham, Lil Jon Rock the Vote With 'Turn Out for What' - Rolling Stone
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Lena Dunham, Lil Jon Team for Rock the Vote’s ‘Turn Out for What’ Video

Whoopi Goldberg, Fred Armisen, Devendra Banhart and more also make appearances to encourage young voters

National Voter Registration Day has passed, and now it’s time to get serious about the midterm elections on November 4th. To encourage young voters, the reignited Rock the Vote has recruited an eclectic all-star lineup that includes Lena Dunham, Lil Jon, Devendra Banhart, Fred Armisen, Whoopi Goldberg and more for the video “Turn Out for What,” a riff on Lil Jon and DJ Snake’s club anthem “Turn Down for What.” The parody features voters and celebrities explaining why they’ve turned out to vote for many of the issues up in the air on Election Day, from education to marriage equality.

In the “#TURNOUTFORWHAT” video, we follow Lil Jon as he makes his way to his closest polling place. “There are voting booths from the windows over to the walls,” volunteer “Lil’ Ben” jokes. Once there, Lil Jon professes his love of Girls to Dunham before turning the polling place into a dance club. Added bonus: The perfect casting of Goldberg as Lil Jon’s auntie.

“The work that Rock the Vote does is incredible, so it’s cool to collab with such an iconic organization,” Lil Jon said in a statement.

All of the celebrities involved also reveal what cause their “turning out” for, with Lil Jon saying that his vote is going toward the legalization of marijuana. “Lil Lena” Dunham throws her support behind reproductive rights, while Banhart protests against deforestation. As for Armisen’s reason for hitting the ballot box: “I’m turning out because I want to impress my friends. That’s the only reason for ever doing anything.”

In This Article: Girls, Lena Dunham, Lil Jon, Rock the Vote


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