Tom Hanks to headline voting rally in Pittsburgh


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Gage Goulding, Assistant News Editor

Tom Hanks will headline a voting rally in Oakland on Tuesday.

Hanks is scheduled to attend the When We All Vote rally at Soldiers and Sailors in Oakland on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The event’s main goal is to encourage people to get out and vote.

Hanks is not the only celebrity that will be attending the event. Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Connor and wife of Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, Kiya Tomlin, will be in attendance.

“Voting is a small act that proves that we are a democracy — a government of the people and by the people,” said Hanks. “It’s up to each and every one of us to make sure our government doesn’t just represent a small sum — not just the most powerful — but all of us. When we all vote, we are making strides toward a more perfect union.”

The movie star is in the Pittsburgh area filming “You Are My Friend,” a movie about the life of Fred Rogers and television show, “Mister Rodgers Neighborhood.”

Anyone can sign up to attend the free event. Sign up here.

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