Several states across the country allow early voting, and When We All Vote Together wants to make sure Americans are ready to hear their votes at the ballot box. Working with BET, Michelle Obama's organizations When We All Vote and LeBron James & # 39; More Than A Vote are celebrating National Early Voting Day with three major events across the country this weekend, October 24th and 25th.
Studies show that early election activations can actually help increase voter turnout by nearly 4 percent, and that election celebrations can have a significant impact on voter turnout in any electoral setting and can attract low-propensity voters who are not normally activated.
On Saturday, October 24th, voting organizations in Milwaukee, Wisconsin are holding an early voting at the Bradley Center. Voters are supported with transport, food, music and personal protective equipment (PPE). In addition, Lyft offers discounted rides so that users can get to voting locations early.
On the same day, Atlanta, Georgia organizations will host their event in the Georgia International Plaza, adjacent to the State Farm Arena early voting location. Participants will enjoy free food and transportation, and rapper Lil Yachty will even perform.
An event will be held at the Temple's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Sunday, October 25th, when we all vote together. Food and transport are also provided there.
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The Civil Rights Advocacy Committee and the Electoral Protection Coalition are both involved to ensure support for voter protection at early election sites in different cities. The preventive measure was put in place to counter the suppression of voters. Wisconsin, Georgia, and Pennsylvania are all considered swing states.
When We All Vote is a national, impartial, not-for-profit organization that brings citizens, institutions, brands, and organizations together to increase participation in each election. The organization founded by Michelle Obama aims to close the voting gap between race and age and to give all eligible voters the opportunity to cast their votes by harnessing grassroots energy, building strategic partnerships and implementing digital organizational strategies, to ultimately change culture choose.
More Than A Vote is a nonprofit social justice organization founded by black athletes and artists dedicated to the political empowerment of blacks. In 2020, More Than A Vote will focus on educating, motivating and protecting black voters, and combating the lies and systematic, racial repression of voters that stand in the way of black votes in the ballot box.
All participants and staff follow CDC recommended social distancing protocols, and volunteers wear masks and gloves. If individuals do not have a mask, When We All Vote will provide one.
Click here for more information and if you want to participate.