On Sunday, January 3rd, Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote hosted Celebrate Georgia!, a drive-in concert experience ahead of the Senate Runoff Election, in partnership with The New Georgia Project, Live Nation Urban, ONE Musicfest, BET, More Than A Vote and more.
Celebrate Georgia! featured performances from Monica, Rick Ross, DJ Drama, Jack Harlow, Jeezy, Keri Hilson, DJ Mars, OHSO and Pastor Troy. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, When We All Vote Co-Chairs Michelle Obama, Janelle Monáe, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington and Chris Paul as well as Ambassadors Common, Jidenna, Yara Shahidi, Regina Hall and more shared special video messages. Full details on the event are here.
More than 7,000 people RSVP’d to livestream this nonpartisan event. 200 cars filled the free event and satellite drive-in viewings of the concert also took place in Savannah and Augusta.
Full livestream available until 6:30 p.m. EST. Please credit When We All Vote and Live Nation Urban.
ABOUT When We All Vote:
When We All Vote is a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that brings together citizens, institutions, brands, and organizations to increase participation in every election. Launched by Michelle Obama, the organization is 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, with the ultimate goal of changing the culture around voting.
Michelle Obama is joined in this effort 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.
In the leadup to the 2018 Midterm Elections, When We All Vote organized over 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 2020, When We All Vote is helping to lead in voter education, registration and volunteer engagement. In response to COVID-19, When We All Vote is leading the fight for fair and safe elections by supporting the expansion of access to vote-by-mail, early in-person voting and online voter registration so every American can make their voices heard.
ABOUT New Georgia Project:
The New Georgia Project (NGP) is a 501c3 nonpartisan, Black women led civic engagement organization focused on registering, engaging and advocating for the large and growing population of African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans, queer Georgians, immigrants, femmes, 17.5-25 year olds and disabled people in Georgia. NGP exists to register all eligible people of color in Georgia and increase their participation in elections and has helped nearly 500,000 Georgians register to vote.
ABOUT Live Nation Urban:
Live Nation Urban (LNU) is a partnership with Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company. Specifically focusing on Hip-Hop, R&B and Gospel, LNU builds platforms, events, and festivals globally and develops dynamic content strategies based upon the live properties created. Live Nation Urban considers itself the most powerful source for live urban music. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com