Filmmaker Michael Moore is teaming up with civil rights icon Reverend Jesse Jackson for a final hour Get Out and Vote rally in Flint, Michigan in support of Hillary Clinton.
According to a press release, Moore and his special guest will host a free screening of Michael Moore in TrumpLand, the documentary Moore produced in secret about his one-man comedy performance in Ohio. The event, held this Monday night, promises to be “raucous” and “impassioned.” There will also be an appearance by Congressman Dan Kildee and “a little surprise.”
While initially a supporter of Bernie Sanders, Moore has since turned his focus to boosting Clinton’s campaign. “The fact that Donald Trump is within striking distance of winning the state of Michigan is a wake-up call to all decent people,” he said in a statement. “We must have a significant turnout on Tuesday for Hillary in order to repudiate the hate from the Trump campaign and move Flint and the country forward.”
He added, “I hope to see a few thousand people in Flint show up. No city in America knows better what happens when Republican policies are set in motion to harm people. Hillary was the first candidate to come to Flint and speak out against the disastrous decisions that were made which poisoned the city’s water supply. She has repeatedly made it clear that Flint and its people will be at the top of her agenda.”
Moore and Jackson previously teamed up for various election rallies in Michigan, including in 1988, when Jackson campaigned against Michael Dukakis. “I am honored to join Michael Moore and return to Flint, a city that has gripped the conscience of a nation on more than one occasion,” Jackson said. “No one must stay home this Tuesday. To do so would dishonor all who have come before us.”
Clinton will simultaneously hold a rally in Philadelphia on the eve of Election Day. She’ll be joined by President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, husband Bill, and daughter Chelsea at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen will also perform.