Rock The Vote is set to kickoff this week, launching virtually. Katy Perry and the Black Eyed Peas will be joint headlining the event, aimed to engage young voters and spark political involvement in younger generations.
Perry and the Black Eyed Peas will be joined by various other talents and politicians throughout the live-stream event. From Eve, MAX, Chuck D, Big Freedia, Lucy Hale, Ne-Yo, and former Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Julián Castro, the former U.S. Housing Secretary, the event is sure to inspire many to exercise the right to vote.
Katy recently shared with Billboard, “I'm excited to be a part of this kickoff to Democracy Summer 2020 with so many amazing talents, activists and speakers.”
Additionally, the “Daises” singer said, "the young people of America are speaking loud and clear on the streets and online, and come November, it will be more important than ever to fight for justice and equality, and against systemic racism, with our ballots.”
In a separate statement, Black Eyed Peas urge us to understand that voting leads to greater “long-term change.” The group explains, “the youth vote is going to decide the future of America. It’s not just our duty but our honor to spread the word in an election year.”
Rock The Vote will take money raised during the live-stream and donate it to black-led organizations such as the National Action Network and the Community Justice Action Fund.
The Rock the Vote kickoff, hosted by Rosario Dawson and Logan Browning, streams Thursday at 8PM ET online at DemocracySummer.org and Democracy Summer's Facebook and YouTube pages.