TODAY: Michelle Obama, DJ D-Nice, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and More to Join #CouchParty 2.0 to Reach, Educate, Inform and Register Eligible Voters
When We All Vote Released a Spotify Playlist Created by Co-Chairs in Celebration of this Event
(Washington, DC) Today, Monday, April 20 at 7:15 p.m. ET, When We All Vote Co-Chair Michelle Obama will kick off When We All Vote’s #CouchParty 2.0 during a national call to action live streamed on When We All Vote’s website with thousands of volunteers, partners and supporters. She will be joined on the call by When We All Vote Co-Chairs Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Board Chair Valerie Jarrett and President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Vanita Gupta.
Following the call with Michelle Obama, When We All Vote will host its #CouchParty 2.0, which will include DJ D-Nice’s Club Quarantine live stream. Some When We All Vote volunteers and partner organizations will host their own couch parties in conjunction with When We All Vote’s, and reach out directly to their friends, families and communities during their virtual events. When We All Vote Ambassadors Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Alyssa Milano, Kelly McCreary and Erica Campbell will drop into these partner couch parties to thank and encourage volunteers.
During the couch parties, volunteers will help friends, family and voters across the country get registered and learn more about safe and accessible ways to cast their ballot in the upcoming elections, including expanded voting-by-mail and early in-person voting, a part of When We All Vote’s three voting principles announced earlier this week.
All When We All Vote Co-Chairs, including Tracee Ellis Ross and Lin Manuel Miranda who joined the first #CouchParty, created a Spotify playlist in celebration of this event.
WHAT: When We All Vote #CouchParty 2.0, virtual voter registration and education event.
WHEN: TODAY, April 20, 2020
- 7:15 p.m. Kick Off Call with Co-Chair Michelle Obama and special guests
- 8:00 p.m. Virtual When We All Vote #CouchParty and partner/volunteer-led couch parties begin
- 8:40 p.m. DJ D-Nice begins Instagram Live stream
- 10:00 p.m. Event ends
Press interested in covering the online event can RSVP HERE.
When We All Vote is a national, nonpartisan, non-profit that brings together citizens, institutions, brands, and organizations to increase participation in every election. We are 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.
Launched in 2018 by co-chairs Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monáe, Chris Paul, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw, When We All Vote is changing the culture around voting using a data-driven and multifaceted approach to increase participation in elections.
In the months directly before the 2018 midterm elections, When We All Vote organized 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 2019, When We All Vote announced its new celebrity co-chairs and media partners who will help to reach people where they are and ultimately change the culture around voting.