FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Contact: [email protected]
The My School Votes #YourVoteYourPower virtual pep rally will energize and encourage young people to get registered to vote and stay active in the fight for democracy
(Washington, DC): Today, March 16 at 8 p.m. ET, When We All Vote will host the My School Votes #YourVoteYourPower Pep Rally, featuring When We All Vote Co-Chairs Bretman Rock and Liza Koshy, Gia Peppers, high school students, educators and other special guests. The virtual pep rally will kick off the My School Votes #YourVoteYourPower voter registration campaign highlighting the power of the youth vote in the 2022 midterm elections and beyond.
My School Votes, When We All Vote’s civic education program, encourages high school students and those who support them to join in the fight for democracy. Ahead of the 2020 general election, high school students across the country joined My School Votes to ensure their school communities were registered and ready to vote. By Election Day this year, an estimated four million young people will have turned 18 since the 2020 general election.
- Stephanie L. Young, Executive Director, When We All Vote
- Bretman Rock, When We All Vote Co-Chair, Fashion, Comedy and Beauty Digital Entertainer
- Liza Koshy, When We All Vote Co-Chair, Actress, Producer, and Creator
- Gia Peppers, On-Air Talent and Entertainment Journalist, Host of More Than That
- Andrew Amore, Senior Director, My School Votes
- Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, Newhouse Director, Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, Tufts University
- Yaasiyn Muhammad, Assistant Principal, George Washington High School, Philadelphia, PA
- Tiffany Pham, Student, Elite Scholars Academy, Morrow, GA
- Jeremiah Gill, Student, Renaissance High School, Detroit, MI
- Maddie Feldman, Student, Georgetown Day School, Washington, DC
WHEN: Wednesday, March 16th 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.