FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
When We All Vote will host the Ramp Up The Vote Rally to ensure every American makes their voice heard at the ballot box
(Washington, DC): On Thursday, August 25th at 8 p.m. ET, When We All Vote will host the Ramp Up The Vote Rally featuring Co-Chair Megan Rapinoe, Jay Ellis and other special guests in partnership with The Leadership Conference Education Fund. The virtual rally will build momentum and excitement among volunteers as they prepare to register thousands of voters ahead of When We All Vote’s National Voter Registration Week of Action in September.
This year, Americans will elect all 435 members of the House of Representatives, 35 out of 100 senators and countless elected officials in local and state governments. While Election Day isn’t until November 8th, voters must start now to prepare themselves and their communities to use their voices and get out to the ballot box. During the rally, When We All Vote will call on all attendees to check their voter registration status, reach out to three friends to do the same and host voter registration events across the country in September.
WHAT: Ramp Up The Vote Rally to build momentum and excitement ahead of the 2022 midterm elections and When We All Vote’s National Voter Registration Week of Action starting September 18th
- Megan Rapinoe, When We All Vote Co-Chair and U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Star
- Jay Ellis, Actor, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur
- Stephanie L. Young, When We All Vote Executive Director
- Maya Wiley, The Leadership Conference Education Fund President and CEO
- Marta Hanson, Power the Polls Partnerships Director
- Kameron Hayes, My School Votes Student Ambassador
- Catherine Pearson, My School Votes Educator Advisory Council Member and Teacher at the Breck School
- Amanda Hollowell, When We All Vote Senior Direct National Organizing
- Andrew Amore, My School Votes Senior Director
- Areesa Somani, When We All Vote Associate Director of Organizing
WHEN: Thursday, August 25th 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 ecosystem for high-impact organizing and education initiatives working to build a more inclusive and equitable America. Civic Nation shifts culture, systems and policy by bringing together individuals, grassroots organizers, industry leaders and influencers to tackle some of our nation’s most pressing social challenges. Civic Nation initiatives take on the biggest issues of our time — strengthening democracy, fostering civic engagement and voter participation, fighting for gender equity, and more. Six national initatives are part of Civic Nation – ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, End Rape on Campus, It’s On Us, United State of Women, We The Action and When We All Vote. Learn more here.