Dunham will travel to universities encouraging young women to vote early
This is not the first time Dunham and Ferrell have campaigned for Clinton
Actress Lena Dunham is set to campaign for Hillary Clinton in North Carolina on Sunday and Monday.
Dunham has been a fixture on the Clinton campaign circuit since Clinton announced her candidacy in April 2015, and spoke alongside actress America Ferrara at the Democratic National Convention this past July.
In North Carolina, the creator and star of the HBO series “Girls” will travel to Duke University in Durham on Sunday, where she will be joined by actress Constance Wu, activist Janet Mock, writer Ashley Ford and comedian Aparna Nancherla for a panel on the important role women will play in this year’s election, the Clinton campaign said Saturday.
The actress will also speak with students at University of North Carolina campuses in Greensboro on Sunday and Chapel Hill on Monday, encouraging them to vote early and check their voter registration status.
Dunham isn’t the only star on the campaign trail for Clinton in North Carolina this weekend. The Clinton received some help from comedian Will Ferrell earlier on Saturday.
The comedian campaigned for Clinton in Raleigh, Durham and Carrboro, North Carolina, headlining a series of events aimed at exciting young voters about the Democratic nominee.
The “Old School” star met with students at the North Carolina State football tailgate in Raleigh in the morning and then visited two campaign offices in the surrounding area later in the day.
This also was not the first time Ferrell campaigned for Clinton.
The actor visited a Las Vegas casino with former President Bill Clinton before the Nevada caucuses in February. The Clinton campaign turned the visit into a video that features the celebrity telling Nevada voters to caucus for Clinton.
Before Ferrell campaigned for Clinton, he was listed as a supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
While Ferrell did not deny that he once supported Sanders, he acknowledged in a February statement that he felt Clinton would win the nomination.
“I am currently endorsing the democratic process which I feel is important to not lose sight of. I feel both candidates have very good ideas on how to run the country and positively influence the lives of Americans. More importantly, whoever the Democratic nominee is, they will have my vote,” Ferrell said in a statement.