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Penguin Random House, PEN America team up to secure the vote

ByReiss Bowler

Oct 12, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) – Neil Gaiman, Anita Hill and Ann Patchett will contribute to Book the Vote, an online initiative to provide information on the electoral system, voting registration and social topics.

Book the Vote is a collaboration between Penguin Random House, PEN America, the non-profit organization When We All Vote, and the literary retailer Out of Print, which is owned by Penguin Random House.

The website will feature videos from Gaiman, Hill, Patchett and other authors and public figures, including Jennifer Egan, Jeffrey Tobin, Susan Orlean and Alan Cumming. One section is called “How America Works” and covers four topics: voting rights, voting for the president, the Supreme Court, and the electoral college.

“Truth, facts, freedom of the press and the future of open discussion are all on the agenda in November,” Suzanne Nossel, CEO of PEN America said in a statement.

Noseel and Penguin Random House, US CEO Madeline McIntosh, said they were delighted to work together to provide credible and authoritative information about the US election and voting rights.

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Online: bookthevote.com