Chance The Rapper teams up with the NAACP for the #StayWokeAndVote social campaign to encourage voting among young people.
If you haven’t yet registered to vote, don’t fret. Chance The Rapper has got your back.
In partnership with the NAACP, the Chicago native has announced efforts to allow concert goers the opportunity to register to vote during his world tour as part of the #staywokeandvote campaign.
The organization says they're prooud to join forces with a young, influential artist who isn't afraid to take action. “Chance the Rapper is an artist whose music praises and lifts up our common humanity, and whose call for action speaks to the yearning of this moment," NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks said in a statement.
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“This year, more than it has in a generation, we must use the power of our voices and our votes and exercise our sacred right to vote,” Brooks urged.
Chance also echoed Brooks' sentiments and emphasized the importance of staying in the know as the 2016 presidential election approaches. “Voting and becoming knowledgeable about this year’s upcoming presidential election is imperative,” he said in the statement. The rapper says he wants his fans to know that their voices matter and that their votes count now, more than ever.
The first registration drive begins September 24th in Chicago at the Magnificent Coloring Day Festival. For more information, be sure to check out the campaign, here.