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TOM HANKS, LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, MICHELLE OBAMA LAUNCH VOTER INITIATIVE

Former first lady Michelle Obama is launching a new voter registration initiative in preparation for the 2018 midterm elections.

The not-for-profit nonpartisan When We All Vote campaign has recruited Hollywood heavy-hitters like Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Janelle Monae, basketballer Chris Paul and country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw to spread the word.

"It's up to each and every one of us to make sure our government doesn't just represent a small some — not just the most powerful — but all of us," Hanks said in a statement.

When We All Vote hopes to raise voter participation this November. In 2014, just 36.4% of the electorate voted during midterms (the lowest rate in 70 years).

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NATALIE PORTMAN LIKENS EATING MEAT TO THE HOLOCAUST

In a new video for PETA, animal rights activist and actress Natalie Portman compares consuming meat and animal cruelty to the inhumane acts committed during the Holocaust.

Portman calls out the life of Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer, and shares some of his thoughts on animal rights.

"Nowadays, many of us speak up for animals, but it wasn’t always like this," the actress says in the beginning of the video. "Decades ago, one man articulated the plight of animals so boldly that the modern world couldn’t ignore him."

"We do to God’s creatures what the Nazis did to us," Portman quoted from Singer's novel, Shosha.

She also quotes a passage from his novel The Slaughterer: "As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together."

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