Rock the Vote was constructed to assist younger individuals and on this second when younger individuals are exhibiting their energy and demanding motion, we’re honored to launch Democracy Summer season. Artists, influencers, elected officers and activists are becoming a member of collectively to assist maintain the hearth lit by America’s youth.
June 15, 2020
A powerhouse lineup of artists, activists, influencers and elected officers will kick off Democracy Summer season 2020, the hassle led by Rock the Vote in partnership with Voto Latino Basis, When We All Vote, March For Our Lives and plenty of extra, to register and mobilize 200,000 new voters over the summer time, at a digital occasion on Thursday, June 18th.
In a mixture of performances and messages, Katy Perry and Black Eyed Peas will co-headline the kickoff alongside Large Freedia, Lucy Hale, Ne-Yo, Saweetie, Amara La Negra, MAX, Dove Cameron, Leslie Grace, Skylar Astin, Sofia Carson, Michael Ok. Williams, Wealthy Brian and Alex Wolff. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Cory Booker and Sec. Julian Castro will make appearances as will activists together with Little Miss Flint, Dominic Dupont, Greg Jackson, Kyra Stephenson-Valley, Tylik McMillan and others.
Actors Rosario Dawson and Logan Browning will co-host with particular visitors Rapper Chuck D (of Public Enemy) and Eve to anchor the night particular, which is able to stream dwell at http://www.DemocracySummer.org starting at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT.
“That is no bizarre yr,” mentioned Carolyn DeWitt, president of Rock the Vote. “Rock the Vote was constructed to assist younger individuals and on this second when younger individuals are exhibiting their energy and demanding motion, we’re honored to launch Democracy Summer season. Artists, influencers, elected officers and activists are becoming a member of collectively to assist maintain the hearth lit by America’s youth and construct a motion to the polls to elect leaders who will take motion.”
The Democracy Summer season 2020 kickoff comes within the midst of younger individuals taking to the streets in assist of Black Lives Matter following the homicide of George Floyd. The occasion will spotlight the significance of supporting Black Lives and younger individuals’s unbelievable energy to prepare and create change. Greater than 4-million younger individuals flip 18 this yr and might be eligible to vote for the primary time.
Throughout the livestream funds might be raised for Black-led and centered organizations just like the Nationwide Motion Community, Neighborhood Justice Motion Fund, and others.
88 Rising, The Affiliation of Fraternal Management & Values, APIA Vote, Asian Individuals Advancing Justice, Brady Neighborhood Justice Motion Fund, Drag Out the Vote, Emerge America, Truthful Combat Motion, Technology Progress, Get Lit, IGNITE, The Management Convention on Civil & Human Rights, Mississippi Votes, Muslim Public Affairs Council, Nationwide Motion Community, Nationwide Coalition Black Civic Participation, Nationwide Congress of American Indians, and Folks For the American Means are becoming a member of the huge Democracy Summer season 2020 coalition, which along with Rock the Vote, Voto Latino Basis, When We All Vote and March For Our Lives additionally consists of; ALL IN Campus Democracy Problem, American Structure Society, The Andrew Goodman Basis, CIRCLE, Technology Citizen, Music Ahead Basis, Nationwide Incapacity Rights Community, College students Study College students Vote and Scholar PIRGS.
Media and promotional companions embody Fb, YouTube, Tixr Play, FaZe Clan, Epic Data, iHeartMedia, Influential and Participant, who might be airing an unique clip from their upcoming movie that includes Congressman John Lewis ‘John Lewis: Good Hassle’.
A particular due to companions like Influential, The Krim Group, and the Silver Linings Group who’ve made this occasion attainable.
Exterior of Thursday’s launch, Democracy Summer season 2020 might be holding a number of different activations all through the summer time to mobilize younger individuals to prepare their family and friends.
For extra data on this effort, textual content ‘SUMMER’ to 788-683 or go to http://www.DemocracySummer.org.
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