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Comedy Central, VH1 and MTV Help Previously Incarcerated People Vote

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As we move closer to the U.S. presidential election, we have seen more brands join in creating unique voting initiatives.

MTV, Comedy Central & Other ViacomCBS Brands Launch Social Distancing Campaign #AloneTogether

By Erik Pedersen
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It’s the new normal — for now, at least — and ViacomCBS’ Entertainment & Youth Brands are teaming to raise awareness about social distancing.

MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, CMT and VH1 have joined forces with the Ad Council for #AloneTogether, a national campaign to promote safety and unity in the coronavirus era. Watch the first PSA above.

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Comedy Central's ‘Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens’ Writers on the Power of a Mostly Female Writers’ Room

“We were really excited to have people who aren’t typically in comedy writers’ rooms represented so strongly on the show.”
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By Nicole Bitette

Day one in the writers’ room for the upcoming Comedy Central series Awkwafina is Nora From Queens was an emotional experience. For many of the women in the nearly all-female room, it was their first time being in the majority when writing for a series.

Viacom to Support Courageous Youth Activists Who Have Had #Enough of Gun Violence

by Stuart Winchester
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In the weeks since a gunman claimed 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, courageous young people have marched and raised their voices to demand action on gun violence in the United States. They have had #enough.

Viacom and its brands have a long history of supporting young people’s movements around the world, and today the company is extending that tradition by leveraging its substantial multi-platform footprint to support these extraordinary individuals and amplify the reach and impact of their activism.

217 Years to Women’s Equality? Not on Viacom’s Watch

by Lisa Di Venuta
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The World Economic Forum is concerned that, if nothing changes, full global gender parity is likely 217 years away.

Viacom thinks that we should start closing that gap today.

Viacom Launches Campaign Backing #SeeHer Initiative

Sponsors include J&J, Unilever
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By Jon Lafayette

Viacom on Thursday launches a year-long series of public service announcements supporting the Association of National Advertisers’ #SeeHer initiative, which aims to show a positive portrayal of women in media.

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