Kulture by Conrad Hoyt October 20, 2020
On Tuesday, October 20, at 9 pm EST, Complex Networks is hosting a Livestream event titled ‘Pull Up & Vote.’
The virtual event is part of an initiative with the same title, Pull Up & Vote, designed to mobilize youth voters, specifically those of color. Complex, a site that prides and carries itself as a platform on youth culture, hosts this night to galvanize Gen Z’ers to step out and vote.
Guests include Barack Obama, prominent activist Tamika Mallory as the host, Questlove, Yara Shahida, SZA, ASAP Ferg, Chloe x Halle, Jack Harlow, SAINt JHN, Jennifer Hudson, will.i.am, and congresswoman Ayanna Presley with her husband Conan Harris and a slew of other activists and celebrities.
With this crowd appearing at the virtual event, it is not too audacious to say this is the largest and hottest political/cultural crossover in history.
Topics discussed will include racial justice, climate change, police brutality, immigration, and most importantly, voting early and on time. Viewers will be encouraged to make a voting plan at iwillvote.com.
It has long been pondered of what would it take to get the youth more interested and knowledgeable about politics and the voting process. Attempts have been made, and often failed.
This is the election of our lifetimes, no matter one’s age. The youth surely know their role in the coming fight for democracy and the power they hold. But still, voting, and the entire preliminary registration process, can be confusing and exhausting. In fact, voter suppression wills this so.
By having the youth’s favorite president (and current president in our minds if you ask most of us), a bevy of prominent celebrities with whom the youth is their target audience, and notable activists to fill in the gaps and explain the severity of our current reality, Complex is leaving no stone unturned.
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#WhereTheyStand Wednesday: Education 🎓 Get familiar with the candidates’ stances on issues prior to the upcoming 2020 Presidential election. (NOTE: This list only covers a portion of their policies and positions. To learn more, visit their campaign websites and be sure to visit www.PullUp.Vote) #PullUpAndVote
The youth who tune in tonight will learn about the voting process and be made more confident in their voices being heard. For this Fall. And all the coming years.
Democracy is not an end game. It is a constant battle of preservation. Hit Complex Networks’ Pull Up & Vote event; show out and let your voices be heard.