Common, City Girls, DJ D-Nice, Elaine Welteroth & More to Join When We All Vote’s Final #CouchParty and Encourage Americans to Make their Plan to Vote Early
During the When We All Vote LOUD #CouchParty, volunteers will text 250,000 voters about making their plan to cast their ballots early
(Washington, DC): Tomorrow, Friday, October 23, one day ahead of National Vote Early Day, When We All Vote will host its final virtual #CouchParty to encourage Americans to make their plan to vote early and safely together. During the When We All Vote LOUD #CouchParty, When We All Vote Ambassadors, including Common, City Girls and Elaine Welteroth, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee Kristen Clarke and more will discuss how participants can mobilize their communities to take action to vote early, know their voting rights and make a difference in the final days until Election Day.
Participants will text 250,000 voters about making a plan to cast their ballots while dancing along to a live set from DJ D-Nice. Grammy and Academy Award-winning rapper, activist and actor Common has partnered with When We All Vote on a new early vote video featuring his new song “A Place in This World” from his forthcoming album Beautiful Revolution, Pt 1. The video will premiere during the program. Partners for the When We All Vote LOUD #CouchParty include ESSENCE, POPSUGAR, Awesomeness, NYX Professional Makeup, theSkimm and I am a voter.
Vote Loud is a campaign launched by When We All Vote to rally participation among young voters in the most important presidential election of their lifetime featuring When We All Vote Co-Chair Liza Koshy, Khalid, Becky G, G Herbo and more. More than 450,000 people have started and or completed the voter registration process with When We All Vote, and to date, volunteers have sent more than 11 million texts to eligible voters.
The #CouchParty is a part of the When We All Vote Together Early Vote Weeks of Action. During the Weeks of Action, When We All Vote is partnering with More Than A Vote to host early voting celebrations in seven cities across the country. When We All Vote is also providing $1 million in grants and supplies to local partner organizations to host their own activations in communities around the country.
WHAT: When We All Vote LOUD #CouchParty
WHO: Common, City Girls, DJ D-Nice, Elaine Welteroth and more
WHEN: Friday, October 23 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. ET
Program: 6:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m.
Training & Texting (LIVE SET with D-Nice): 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. ET
Press interested in covering the event should email [email protected] for more information. Participants can RSVP here.
When We All Vote is committed to meeting people where they are and partnering with public figures to use their platforms to spread the word about voting. During When We All Vote’s first #CouchParty with DJ D-Nice in March, nearly 19,000 people started or completed the voter registration process. This year, When We All Vote has hosted virtual #CouchParties featuring Co-Chairs Michelle Obama, Tracee Ellis Ross and Lin Manuel Miranda, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Kelly Rowland, Yvette Nicole Brown, DJ Diamond Kuts, Board Chair Valerie Jarrett and more.
ABOUT When We All Vote:
When We All Vote is a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that brings together citizens, institutions, brands, and organizations to increase participation in every election. Launched by Michelle Obama, the organization is committed to closing the race and age voting gap and empowering all eligible voters to cast their ballot by harnessing grassroots energy, establishing strategic partnerships, and implementing digital organizing strategies, with the ultimate goal of changing the culture around voting.
Michelle Obama is joined in this effort 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.
In the leadup to the 2018 Midterm Elections, When We All Vote organized over 2,500 local voter registration events across the country, engaged 200 million Americans online about the significance of voting, and texted nearly four million voters the resources to register and get out to vote.
In 2020, When We All Vote is helping to lead in voter education, registration and volunteer engagement. In response to COVID-19, When We All Vote is leading the fight for fair and safe elections by supporting the expansion of access to vote-by-mail, early in-person voting and online voter registration so every American can make their voices heard on Election Day.