When We All Vote Announces “My School Votes” K-12 National Voter Registration Training Tour

Washington, DC: Today, When We All Vote announced the launch of a series of trainings across the country for its “My School Votes” programThe tour will build on the program recently launched by When We All Vote with a special message from Co-Chair Michelle Obama to educators across the country to engage and register their students to vote. 

Since the launch in July, thousands of teachers and students have responded by joining When We All Vote and starting a voter registration program in their school. With the goal of registering their peers and parents eligible to vote, My School Votes provides guidance on strategic planning, online registration, and state guidelines while providing opportunities for students to lead civic engagement efforts in their schools.

When We All Vote will kick off a national tour bringing together students, teachers, local leaders and special guests to foster civic engagement and develop action plans for ensuring all students and parents are  registered to vote. Partnering with When We All Vote to reach educators and students are YMCA, National Board Certified Teachers, Teach for America, and the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers.

Select trainings are included below. Details on locations, participants and remaining trainings are forthcoming.

Tucson Unified School District
Wednesday, October 16

Detroit Public Schools Community District
Wednesday, November 13 

Philadelphia City School District
Friday, November 15

Miami-Dade County Public Schools
United Teachers of Dade
Monday, November 18 

Clark County School District
Wednesday, November 20


Additional Training Cities Include:

Minneapolis, MN
Milwaukee, WI
Charlotte, NC
Raleigh, NC
Durham, NC
Atlanta, GA


Media interested in covering the events can RSVP HERE.

 Educators, administrators, parents, or students interested in learning more about this program visit WhenWeAllVote.org/school to sign up.


ABOUT WHEN WE ALL VOTE: 

When We All Vote, which launched in 2018, is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that is on a mission to increase participation in every election and close the race and age voting gap by changing the culture around voting, harnessing grassroots energy, and through strategic partnerships to reach every American.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Date: Friday, October 11th
Contact: Crystal Carson, [email protected]                          

SATURDAY: MICHELLE OBAMA’S WHEN WE ALL VOTE HOSTS HAMPTON ROADS VOTER REGISTRATION BLOCK PARTY 3 DAYS BEFORE STATE DEADLINE 

The event will be held in partnership with the United State of Women, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Delta Sigma, Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters 

Special Guests Include Jeff Johnson, award-winning journalist;  April Woodard, host of WTKR’s Coast Live; Ambie Renee and DJ Rick Geez from 103 JAMZ 

NEWPORT NEWS, V.A.: When We All Vote, a non-partisan, non-profit co-chaired by Michelle Obama, is hosting a voter registration block party in Newport News on Saturday, October 12, 2019.

The organization is partnering with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, and United State of Women to register to eligible voters in the Hampton Roads community before Virginia’s deadline on October 15 and raise awareness around the importance of voting in every election. 

“Elections happen every year and it is critical that everyone has an opportunity to make their voices heard,” said Kyle Lierman, CEO of When We All Vote. “The purpose of this event is to register eligible voters in the Hampton Roads area and then stay connected to them as we encourage them to vote this November and in future elections.”

Saturday’s family-friendly event will be hosted by Hampton Roads native and host of WTKR’s Coast Live, April Woodard, and feature remarks from award-winning journalist, Jeff Johnson. There will be food, games, and music provided by Ambie Renee and DJ Rick Geez from 103 JAMZ. 

“This partnership is a fine example of how community members can rally together in a collective effort to drive immediate and positive change right here in Hampton Roads,” said, Jackie Glass, United State of Women Ambassador. “Civic engagement is a key aspect of our organizational values and we are proud to be a part of this coalition.”


Event Details:
Saturday, October 12th, 2019
Doors Open: 2:00 – 5:00 PM ET
Parking Lot of Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center
2410 Wickham Ave, Newport News, VA 23607


Press interested in attending can RSVP via email at: [email protected].

About When We All Vote 

When We All Vote, which launched in 2018, is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that is on a mission to increase participation in every election and close the race and age voting gap by changing the culture around voting, harnessing grassroots energy, and through strategic partnerships to reach every American.

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