FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
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(WASHINGTON, DC): As voters in 35 states head to the polls today, Stephanie L. Young, Executive Director of When We All Vote, is available to discuss voter participation in local and state elections, with a focus on Black, Brown and youth voter turnout, and ways to combat voter suppression.
Launched by Co-Chair Michelle Obama in 2018, When We All Vote is a nonpartisan initiative on a mission to increase participation in every election, close the race and age voting gap and change the culture around voting. This year, When We All Vote has been in the fight for voting rights, mobilizing more than 15,000 volunteers and 90 businesses to take action. When We All Vote helped more than 16,000 people register or check their voter registration this cycle, volunteers have texted more than 330,000 voters and the organization has taken a leading role in educating voters and encouraging early voting through the #OctoberVoter campaign and virtual events.
Please send inquiries and interview requests to [email protected].
During the 2020 election season, more than 512,000 people started or completed the voter registration process through When We All Vote’s portals, and When We All Vote volunteers sent more than 15.3 million text messages to 7.3 million eligible voters. More than 26,000 people were trained as Voting Squad Captains leading voter registration and turnout efforts in their communities. When We All Vote also partnered with more than 500 media, corporate and nonprofit organizations, including 52 professional sports teams and leagues. After today’s election, the organization will continue to fight for federal voting rights legislation and mobilize voters and volunteers for the 2022 midterm elections.
ABOUT When We All Vote:
When We All Vote is a leading national, nonpartisan initiative is on a mission to change the culture around voting and to increase participation in each and every election by helping to close the race and age gap. Created by Michelle Obama, When We All Vote brings together individuals, institutions, brands, and organizations to register new voters across the country and advance civic education for the entire family and voters of every age to build an informed and engaged electorate for today and generations to come. We empower our supporters and volunteers to take action through voting, advocating for their rights, and holding their elected officials accountable.
In 2020, When We All Vote ran a robust, multifaceted campaign and reached more than 100 million people to educate them about the voting process and get them registered and ready to vote. The initiative also led in voter education, registration, and volunteer engagement and as a result, 512,000 people started or completed the voter registration process, and nearly 500 media, corporate, and nonprofit partners joined its efforts.
Michelle Obama launched When We All Vote in 2018 and is joined by fellow Co-Chairs Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monáe, Chris Paul, Faith Hill, Selena Gomez, Liza Koshy, Megan Rapinoe, Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, and Rita Wilson.
When We All Vote is a key initiative within Civic Nation, a 501(c)(3) organization, and works with Civic Nation Action, a 501(c)(4). These organizations are homes for changemakers who inspire, educate, and activate people around the issues that will define this generation.
ABOUT Civic Nation:
Civic Nation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit home for changemakers who inspire, educate, and activate people around the issues that will define this generation. Civic Nation empowers and educates individuals, companies, institutions and organizations to drive culture, systems, and policy change, working towards a more inclusive and equitable America. Seven initiatives are a part of the Civic Nation family: When We All Vote, United State of Women, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, End Rape On Campus, It’s On Us, Made to Save and We The Action. Learn more here.