Ilana Glazer Talks Helping Voters Stay Informed Via 'Generator Collective'


Four years ago, during the last Presidential election, comedian, producer and Broad City star Ilana Glazer founded The Generator Collective with Glennis Meagher, to help voters stay informed through its many resources, which this year for the 2020 election includes a web series called "Cheat Sheet For The Voting Booth."

According to its website, Generator's goal is "to gather and talk about politics without feeling stupid" and "to humanize policy through storytelling by helping organize the noise of these policies into digestible stories, and ultimately lower the political barrier of entry."

As a recent guest on iHeartRadio's "Why I'm Voting" podcast, Glazer opened up about all things voting and election, and how The Generator Collective is helping voters this year. She explained:

"That's why I started Generator because I'm like, 'This is hard.' Generator is my nonprofit that, one of my co-founders is Glennis Meagher, and we founded it in 2016 to gather and talk about politics without feeling stupid. That's it. There's different iterations of it. These socials, voter empowerment dance parties, Generator lives and interview series, this online movement to make it easier just to use your Instagram to talk about politics and government without getting too partisan or whatever. It's hard. So what I do is, I mean, Generator is kinda my platform now to gather the best tools that I've found. We're not experts. We aggregate the experts. And I don't know — every single election I'm looking up what's my district congressional? Senate, what? And I always forget from the last time, every time I find out from real full time activists."

"Why I'm Voting" features some the biggest stars, cultural influencers and athletes, sharing what matters to them most as the upcoming election approaches, and why it’s so important to show up to the ballot box. The podcast will run weekly through Election Day in November, and listeners will have the chance to talk about why they are voting, and can record and submit their own 20 second or less audio or video message at iHeartRadio.com/vote.

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