TODAY: When We All Vote and BET to Host Vote Early Rally Mobilizing Americans for November’s State and Local Elections


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Contact: [email protected] 

Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Gia Peppers, Marc Morial and more to join When We All Vote and BET’s Vote Early Rally encouraging thousands to vote early ahead of elections in 35 states across the country

(Washington, DC): Today, Tuesday, October 19th, When We All Vote and BET will host the Vote Early Rally, featuring Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Gia Peppers, Marc Morial and other special guests. The virtual rally will take place during When We All Vote’s #OctoberVoter Month of Action dedicated to helping voters and volunteers vote early by mail or in-person in the November elections in Virginia and around the country. When We All Vote will also provide volunteers with the resources they need to ensure their families, friends and communities are registered and ready to vote. 

This fall, voters in 35 states have important local and state elections. During the Vote Early Rally, When We All Vote is mobilizing volunteers to help three or more people vote early, and also calling on them to host both virtual and in-person events as a part of Vote Early Day on October 23rd. With the Freedom to Vote Act on the schedule for a Senate vote this week, When We All Vote is calling on volunteers to join the 14,000 Americans who have already taken action by calling their Senators in support of the bill. The Freedom to Vote Act would expand access to the ballot box, including by making early voting more accessible for all. 

WHAT: Vote Early Rally to Encourage Americans to Vote Early in Local and State Elections Across the Country 

WHO:  

  • Stephanie L. Young, Executive Director, When We All Vote
  • Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Vice President of Social Impact, BET Networks
  • Gia Peppers, On-Air Talent & Entertainment Journalist
  • Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League
  • Elizabeth Hira, Spitzer Fellow and Policy Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice
  • Alexandria Bratton, Program Manager, Virginia Civic Engagement Table
  • Maxwell Zorick, Chair, Vote Early Day Steering Committee

WHEN: Tuesday, October 19th at 8 p.m. ET

WHERE: Interested reporters should email [email protected] to RSVP.

ABOUT When We All Vote: 

When We All Vote is a leading national, nonpartisan initiative is 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 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.

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.