FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Contact: [email protected]
The Fight For Our Vote Rally will energize volunteers and voters for the 2022 midterm elections and focus on what’s next in the fight to strengthen democracy
(Washington, DC): Today, February 1 at 8 p.m. ET, When We All Vote will host the Fight For Our Vote Rally, featuring When We All Vote Co-Chair Lin-Manuel Miranda, Taylor Rooks, Susan Kelechi Watson and other special guests. The virtual rally will focus on the 2022 midterm elections and concrete actions participants can take in the fight for voting rights.
Last month, after a year of work, the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, which protects Americans from the hundreds of bills proposed across the country attacking the freedom to vote, was blocked in Congress. The rally is taking place exactly one month before the first primary election in Texas on March 1st and efforts to suppress voters in Texas have already begun. When We All Vote will educate voters on the important issues and offices on their ballots, and empower them with the tools and resources they need to strengthen democracy in their own communities.
WHAT: Fight For Our Vote Rally to discuss what’s next in the fight for voting rights in 2022
- Stephanie L. Young, Executive Director, When We All Vote
- Lin- Manuel Miranda, When We All Vote Co-Chair, Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Emmy, Tony Award-winning Composer, Lyricist and Actor
- Taylor Rooks, American Sports Journalist and Broadcaster
- Susan Kelechi Watson, Actress and Producer
- Andrew Amore, Senior Director, My School Votes
- Amanda Hollowell, National Organizing Director, When We All Vote
- Elizabeth Hira, Spitzer Fellow and Policy Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice
- Claudia Yoli Ferla, Executive Director, Move Texas
WHEN: Tuesday, February 1st at 8 p.m. ET
WHERE: Interested reporters should email [email protected] to RSVP.
ABOUT When We All Vote:
When We All Vote, an initiative of Civic Nation, is a leading national, nonpartisan initiative 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 Stephen Curry, Becky G, Selena Gomez, Tom Hanks, H.E.R., Liza Koshy, Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Chris Paul, Megan Rapinoe, Shonda Rhimes, Bretman Rock, 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.