Washington, DC (VR) – On National Voter Registration Day, When We All Vote released a video message from When We All Vote Co-Chairs Michelle Obama, Chris Paul, Liza Koshy and Bretman Rock and Ambassador Jeannie Mai calling on Americans to get registered and ready to vote ahead of the midterm elections. In the video release, the group asks viewers to celebrate National Voter Registration Day by checking their voter registration status and ensuring their communities do the same.
This week, When We All Vote volunteers are hosting more than 150 voter registration events across the country as a part of the organization’s National Voter Registration Week of Action. The week launched yesterday with a virtual rally featuring Michelle Obama, Sherly Lee Ralph, Liza Koshy, Rita Wilson and more.
When We All Vote has reached more than 100 million people online, providing access to resources and information about voter registration, how to vote and what’s on the ballot. Voters can check their voter registration status, register to vote, find their polling place and more through When We All Vote’s Voter Resources Hub. In celebration of National Voter Registration Day, When We All Vote is calling on people to:
- Check their voter registration status at whenweallvote.org (it only takes a few minutes)
- Build their #VotingSquad by texting three friends or family members and asking them to check their voter registration status too.
- Volunteer in their community by signing up to volunteer at weall.vote/nvwr
A full transcript of the video is included below.
To celebrate National Voter Registration Day, When We All Vote also launched the Voting Suits You campaign with Supermajority and Argent to inspire and encourage women to embrace their political power, suit up and register to vote this November. The nationwide voter education campaign will kick off with a pop-up store in New York City featuring the return of the iconic bright pink suit that sold out within 24 hours in 2020.
Outside of volunteer events in local communities, When We All Vote’s Week of Action events and activations include:
- Monday, September 19th: National Voter Registration Week of Action Kickoff Call with Michelle Obama
- Tuesday, September 20th: National Voter Registration Day celebration with a special message from Michelle Obama, Chris Paul, Liza Koshy, Bretman Rock and more; Activations with Community, Tumblr, and Meetup
- Wednesday, September 21st: My School Votes Ramp Up The Vote training for high school student organizers; Power in my Voice virtual panel with Vote.org
- Thursday, September 22nd: Beautiful Noise concert series featuring Brandi Carlile; The State of Environmental Justice in Georgia Twitter Spaces with Grist and Climate Power
- Friday, September 23rd: Beautiful Noise concert series featuring Alicia Keys; Gerrymandering’s Impact on Black and Brown Representation Twitter Spaces with Democracy Docket and Maya Wiley
Liza Koshy: It’s September 20th everyone, you know what that is
Jeannie Mai Jenkins: Happy National Voter Registration Day!
Bretman Rock: If we’re going to celebrate this day right, I need you to do these three things:
Chris Paul: First, head over to WhenWeAllVote.org to check your voter registration status.
Jeannie Mai Jenkins: It only takes a few minutes.
Liza Koshy: Go ahead, I’ll wait…
Jeannie Mai Jenkins: Number two, text three friends, three besties,
Mrs. Obama: And ask them to check their voter registration status too.
Bretman Rock: I’m talking to you mom.
Mrs. Obama: Third, get involved and volunteer with When We All Vote to help get your community registered and ready to vote.
Chris Paul: Because when we organize,
Jeannie Mai Jenkins: Mobilize,
Bretman Rock: Show up and vote,
Mrs. Obama: We can create a better future for us all.
Liza Koshy: That’s the one that I want to live in so… I’m gonna go check my voter registration status right now. Bye!
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.
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