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Lena Dunham and Shonda Rhimes Team Up to Help Clinton Win Over Millennial Women

Lena Dunham And Abby Wambach Attend Women For Hillary EventsLena Dunham And Abby Wambach Attend Women For Hillary Events
Lena Dunham speaks to a crowd at a Hillary Clinton for President event on January 8, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire.Photograph by Scott Eisen—Getty Images

Hillary Clinton is not giving up on young women.

The demographic has surprised political pundits by being squarely in rival Bernie Sanders’ camp, and Clinton has racked up endorsement after celebrity endorsement trying to appeal to them—for the latest example, see her appearance on Comedy Central’s Broad City.

But Clinton has not discounted the power of traditional politicking, and has turned to Emily’s List, the influential women’s group backing female Democratic candidates, for help. A few weeks ago, the group began #ShesWithUs, a Medium platform for young women to talk about why they support Clinton.

On Monday, the group announced the creation of a new council, to be co-chaired by Girls creator and outspoken Clinton supporter Lena Dunham. The aim of the new “Creative Council” will be to get out the millennial woman’s vote in support of Hillary Clinton and other female Democratic candidates.

“When women lead, we get better, saner laws for women and men everywhere. It’s time to harness our enthusiasm and our expertise to get that message out before November,” Dunham said in a statement.

Among the boldface names joining Dunham on the council: Famed television producer Shonda Rhimes, best know for creating shows Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, Lindsay Shookus, producer of Saturday Night Live, and actress Uzo Aduba, who stars in Orange is the New Black.