On Monday, April 20 at 7:15 p.m. ET, Co-Chair Michelle Obama will kick off When We All Vote’s #CouchParty 2.0 during a national call to action with thousands of volunteers, partners and supporters.
Following the call, When We All Vote will host its #CouchParty 2.0 and volunteers and partners will make it personal by reaching out directly to their friends, families and communities during their own virtual events. During that time volunteers will help participants get registered and learn more about safe and accessible ways to register and cast their ballot in the upcoming elections, including expanded voting-by-mail and early in-person voting, a part of When We All Vote’s three voting principles announced earlier this week.
This will be When We All Vote’s second national virtual event following the highly successful #CouchParty in March with DJ D-Nice where nearly 10,000 volunteers signed up and helped reach more than 400,000 eligible voters. Responding to the ongoing impact of Covid-19 on individuals and communities, When We All Vote is committed to providing innovative and safe ways to help reach voters where they are — at home.
When We All Vote partners are joining in to mobilize their networks around the day of action. Ten organizations will host their own #CouchParty, and five partner organizations will train 1,000 Voting Squad Captains to lead in their communities in the week leading up to April 20.
WHAT: When We All Vote #CouchParty2.0, virtual voter registration and education event.
WHEN: Monday, April 20, 2020
- 7:15 p.m. Kick Off Call with Co-Chair Michelle Obama and special guests
- 8:00 p.m. Virtual When We All Vote #CouchParty and partner/volunteer-led couch parties begin
- 10:00 p.m. Event ends
ABOUT When We All Vote:
When We All Vote is a national, nonpartisan, non-profit that brings together citizens, institutions, brands, and organizations to increase participation in every election. We are committed to closing the race and age voting gap and empowering all eligible voters to cast their ballot by harnessing grassroots energy, establishing strategic partnerships, and implementing digital organizing strategies.
Launched in 2018 by co-chairs Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monáe, Chris Paul, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw, When We All Vote is changing the culture around voting using a data-driven and multifaceted approach to increase participation in elections.
In the months directly before the 2018 midterm elections, When We All Vote organized 2,500 local voter registration events across the country, engaged 200 million Americans online about the significance of voting, and texted nearly four million voters the resources to register and get out to vote.
In 2019, When We All Vote announced its new celebrity co-chairs and media partners who will help to reach people where they are and ultimately change the culture around voting.