Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote to Host Food Distribution & Voter Registration Drives Across the Country

When We All Vote to provide meals to thousands while volunteers help eligible voters register 

(Washington, DC): Today, When We All Vote announced that the organization will host Fuel the Vote, a series of drive-thru food and voter registration drives, in nine cities across the country. Fuel the Vote will support those impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic by providing food for families in need while also helping them get registered and ready to vote. 

When We All Vote is partnering with Project Isaiah, a coronavirus relief organization that has provided more than 2.5 million meals to those in need during the pandemic, as well as Wondaland Arts Society, Live Nation UrbanThe United State of Women, SoundExchange and Audiomack for all Fuel the Vote events.

Additional Fuel the Vote partners include: PepsiCo, Lyft, New Balance, The Arthur M. Blank Foundation, The Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United FC, The New Georgia Project, You Can Vote, Florida Civic Engagement Table, Metcalfe Park Community Bridges, Minnesota Voice, Michigan Voice, Southern Poverty Law Center, Pennsylvania Voice and One Arizona. 

“Families are struggling in the wake of unemployment and income uncertainty, and in-person voter registration has plummeted across the country. When We All Vote works to meet people where they are, and through Fuel the Vote, we hope to do our part to get folks who could use some help, a free meal, and help get them the critical voting information they need.” said Kyle Lierman, CEO of When We All Vote. 

During these drive-thru events, volunteers will follow social distancing protocols of wearing masks and gloves while assisting participants. If individuals do not have a mask, When We All Vote will provide one. 

When We All Vote is on a mission to close the race and age voting gaps, and Fuel the Vote will serve areas that have concentrated populations of historically underrepresented voters, including young people and people of color. The Fuel the Vote food and voter registration drives will take place in the following nine cities:

  • Atlanta, Georgia: Saturday, September 26
  • Charlotte, North Carolina: Saturday, September 26
  • Detroit, Michigan: Saturday, September 19
  • Miami, Florida: Sunday, September 27
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Saturday, October 3
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: Saturday, October 3
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Tuesday, September 29
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Saturday, September 26
  • Phoenix, Arizona: Sunday, September 27 

Press interested in covering Fuel the Vote should email [email protected] to RSVP. Members of the community can learn more here.

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.

ABOUT Project Isaiah:

Founded in response to COVID-19, Project Isaiah was designed to combat food insecurity and economic uncertainty brought on by the pandemic. Their mission is to deliver meals to those in need while preserving jobs. This effort is solely run by volunteers. The organization partners with Gate Gourmet, a leading airline catering company.

Since their inception, the organization has delivered more than 2.5 million meals to Americans in need, across 11 different cities, in collaboration with over 200 companies. Project Isaiah has also saved over 500 Americans’ jobs in the course of their work. 

ABOUT Live Nation Urban:

Live Nation Urban (LNU) is a partnership with Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company. Specifically focusing on Hip-Hop, R&B and Gospel, LNU builds platforms, events, and festivals globally and develops dynamic content strategies based upon the live properties created. Live Nation Urban considers itself the most powerful source for live urban music. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

ABOUT The United State of Women: 

The United State of Women (USOW) is a national organization dedicated to convening, connecting, and amplifying voices in the fight for full gender equity. We are a community for all who identify as women, gender nonconforming, or allies, believe in full gender equity, and want to work collectively to achieve it.

Born out of the Obama Administration’s White House Council on Women and Girls, USOW holds a unique position within the movement. We sit at an uncommon intersection of politics, community engagement, culture change, and leadership development.

ABOUT Audiomack:

Founded in 2012 by friends and co-founders Dave Macli and Dave Ponte, Audiomack is a youth-driven, artist-first, music streaming platform. Audiomack allows artists and creators to share unlimited content for free, as well as provides tools to help them expand their audience. Over the years, it has been at the forefront of watershed moments in hip-hop and greater music culture. Key releases on the platform include: Chance the Rapper’s seminal Acid Rap mixtape, J. Cole’s fabled Truly Yours 1 and 2, the premiere of Eminem’s eviscerating Machine Gun Kelly diss track “KILLSHOT,” a trio of exclusive freestyles from Nicki Minaj and most recently, the exclusive premiere of NAV’s Brown Boy EP. With a focus on hip-hop, electronic, Latin, Reggae, Afrobeats, and other top and emerging genres, plus podcasts, Audiomack has over six million daily active users, and exists as a cutting-edge streaming platform engrossed in music culture, and consistently moving music forward.

ABOUT SoundExchange:

SoundExchange provides royalty solutions for sound recordings and publishing, serving as a critical backbone to today’s digital music industry. The organization collects and distributes digital performance royalties on behalf of more than 200,000 recording artists’ and master rights owners’ accounts. Its technology solutions help turn massive amounts of data into accurate revenue for creators and include: Music Data Exchange (MDX), International Standard Recording Codes (ISRC) Search, and the Notice of Intention to Use (NOI) LOOKUP. To date, SoundExchange has paid out more than $7 billion in royalties.
 

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