FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Contact: [email protected]
H.E.R. and DJ Cassidy to join When We All Vote’s civic education program My School Votes for a watch party of Netflix’s “We The People” featuring songs by H.E.R., Janelle Monáe, Lin Manuel Miranda, Bebe Rexha, and more
(Washington, D.C.): On Wednesday, September 8th, When We All Vote, founded by Co-Chair Michelle Obama, will host the “We The People” Watch Party with Grammy-winning artist H.E.R. to celebrate back to school and educate young people, educators and parents about civic engagement. Hosted by My School Votes, When We All Vote’s K-12 program, the party will screen Netflix’s “We The People,” a series of songs and animated shorts that reframe the understanding of what government and citizenship mean in a modern world. “We The People” is a feature of President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions and includes original songs by H.E.R., Bebe Rexha, Janelle Monáe, Lin Manuel Miranda and more. The event will also feature a live set from When We All Vote ambassador DJ Cassidy.
During the party, audience members including students, parents, teachers and supporters will engage with H.E.R., “We The People” creators and other experts to learn more about civic engagement and advocacy, as well as how to take action with When We All Vote.
My School Votes will also launch its fall efforts, including a Civics 101 program to engage high school students in civic education and voter registration. Though many students and educators were not in the school building last school year, thousands of young people and teachers in high schools across the country joined My School Votes in ensuring their communities were registered and ready to vote.
WHAT: When We All Vote hosts “We The People” Watch Party to Celebrate Back to School Through Civic Education
- Stephanie L. Young, Executive Director, When We All Vote
- H.E.R., Grammy-winning singer and songwriter
- DJ Cassidy, DJ, MC, record producer and host of BET’s Pass the Mic series
WHEN: Wednesday, September 8th at 7 p.m. ET
WHERE: Interested reporters should email [email protected] to RSVP.
My School Votes is a unique extracurricular program of When We All Vote that offers transformative civic learning, hands-on skill-building, and lifelong empowerment experiences where students learn by doing. My School Votes provides student leaders the opportunity to apply civic lessons to real-world scenarios. Students learn the fundamentals of campaign development and management, connect national issues to the local level and learn how to develop highly effective student-led voter ID and registration campaigns.
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. Six 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 and Made to Save.