Several big names in music and entertainment are coming together to encourage Americans to vote during the Rock The Vote virtual event. Katy Perry, the Black Eyed Peas, Ne-Yo, Eve, Big Freedia, Lucy Hale, Elizabeth Warren, Chuck D, Saweetie, Amara La Negra, MAX, Leslie Grace, Skylar Astin, Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, and Rosario Dawson are all slated to appear.
Per People, in a statement about the upcoming event, Perry said, “I’m excited to be a part of this kickoff to Democracy Summer 2020 with so many amazing talents, activists and speakers. 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.”
Ne-Yo also released a statement, saying, “We are seeing the urgency for change in America happening in real-time. This is the moment for us to use the most important tool on the planet to fight for that change … our right to vote. Our democracy needs our voices. Voting is the moment to be the voice for injustice and for equality. But most importantly, to be the voice for humanity. We cannot let each other down in the local elections or on Nov. 3. To vote is to be the voice for our future.”
Rock the Vote will stream online on Democracy Summer website beginning Thursday (June 18) at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.