Michelle Obama’s ‘When We All Vote’ Hosts First-Ever Culture of Democracy – BOTWC

They are changing the culture of government!

by Michelle Obama “When We All Vote” organizes its first-ever Summit on the Culture of Democracy.

The when we all vote The initiative was launched in 2018 by Obama with the goal of creating a grassroots, nonpartisan movement that changed voting culture. Since then, Obama has played a vital role in lending his stardom to a number of high-profile and culturally transformative events. By leveraging moments like #ClubQuarantine with DJ D-Nice and The Roots Picnic with the Legendary Roots Crewit was able to fulfill its mission of increasing voter registration and narrowing the race and age gap among voters.

Today, the initiative announced its first-ever Culture of Democracy Summit, seeking to extend its influence across government, partnering with a number of industry leaders “to discuss the role that different industries play in protecting and strengthening democracy through voter registration, education, mobilization and culture change,” reads a press release. The hybrid event will take place in Los Angeles , with virtual programming on day one followed by in-person experiences on days two and three. Obama, who is founder and co-chair of when we all vote will be the keynote speaker.

Co-chairs Janelle Monáe, Kerry Washington and Liza Koshy will also be present alongside when we all voteAmbassadors Tracee Ellis Ross, Loni Love and rapper Jeezy. Other speakers include journalist Nikole Hannah Jones, former United States Attorney General Eric Holder, Common, social justice lawyer Alexis McGill Johnson, entertainment journalist Gia Peppers, Campaign Legal Center attorney Gicola Lane, Actor Jay Ellis, NBA Players Association President CJ McCollum, WNBA Players Association. President Nneka Ogwumike, Poor People’s Campaign Co-Chair Rev. William Joseph Barber II, Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Magic Johnson, and more.

The event is sponsored by a number of leading organizations including Airbnb, BET, Live Nation Urban, Lyft, Sony Music Group, MTV and the MacArthur Foundation. The main goal is to bring together influencers from all types of sectors to elevate the national conversation around protecting and expanding democracy.

The Culture of Democracy Summit is scheduled to take place June 10-13, just in time for the midterm elections. For more information about the event, click here.

Photo courtesy of Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press

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