The Democracy Summer virtual event, presented by Rock the Vote, Vote Latino Foundation, When We All Vote, and March For Our Lives, will take place tonight, Thursday, June 18 at 8PM ET / 5PM PT. The virtual event will bring together activists, organizations, artists, performers, and more. The goal? Get 200,000 people registered to vote this summer. The livestream will raise funds for organizations like National Action Network, Community Justice Action, and other Black-led organizations.
Carolyn DeWitt, President of Rock the Vote said “This is no ordinary year. Rock the Vote was built to support young people and in this moment when young people are showing their power and demanding action, we are honored to launch Democracy Summer. Artists, influencers, elected officials and activists are joining together to help sustain the fire lit by America’s youth and build a movement to the polls to elect leaders who will take action.”
Similarly, on Tuesday, June 23, G Herbo will perform as part of the 13th Annual Roots Picnic, in collaboration with When We All Vote co-hosted by Michelle Obama, Quest Love, and Black Thought. You can register for this highly-anticipated virtual event here.
For those in the United States, here’s what you can do to take action:
- I’m not sure if I’m registered to vote…You can easily check by texting WEVOTE to 40649.
- Ok, I’m registered. Now what? Pledge to vote in all elections, including local and primary elections. Educate yourself on issues candidates stand for and vote for change in all elections locally and nationally.
- You got it. Which organizations can I follow for ongoing updates? @headcountorg @rockthevote @whenweallvote @votesaveamerica
- Following! So now what? Get 5 people to register to vote. It’s called Relational Organizing and you can take part simply by spreading the word to your network. Tell your friends to tell their friends.
- My friends are on board and their friends, too. What’s next? Educate yourself on the matters that matter most so you know where you stand.
- Easy! Whether by absentee ballot or in person at the polls, your vote counts so SHOW UP.