Tuesday, February 22, 2022

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When We All Vote and Ham4Progress will mobilize voters to honor the legacy of the late Representative John Lewis by taking action in the fight for voting rights

(Washington, DC): Today, When We All Vote and the Ham4Progress team released the History Has Its Eyes On Us: Make Your Voice Heard in the 2022 Midterms Panel featuring current cast members of the hit musical Hamilton discussing the importance of voting. The panel features members of the award-winning Broadway play Hamilton cast, Krystal Joy Brown, Ashley De La RosaJared Dixon and others to discuss the current state of our democracy and the role citizens play in the fight for the right to vote. 

To celebrate John Lewis’s birthday yesterday, When We All Vote and the Ham4Progress Team are calling on viewers to honor his legacy by doing their part to stay active in the fight to protect democracy by registering to vote and calling on their senators. Earlier this year, 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. While the fight for voting rights in Congress is stalled, When We All Vote is still committed to ensuring every American can make their voices heard in elections at the local and federal levels. 

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.

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