Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of attendees and individuals traveling to Detroit, the When We All Vote event scheduled on March 27 at Calihan Hall has been cancelled. Event organizers will explore options to reschedule this rally for Detroit at another date. Organizers will release updates on a new date and location in the near future.
We appreciate the interest and support of this event, and apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation creates.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama will host the first When We All Vote rally on March 27 at Calihan Hall on Detroit Mercy’s McNichols Campus.
She is co-chair of When We All Vote, a national nonpartisan voter participation initiative created in 2018 to increase voting in every election.
The rally is free and open to When We All Vote volunteers, partners, local high schoolers eligible to vote, leaders in the My School Votes program and 2020 Prom Challenge, college students and educators. Tickets will be required.
This past November, Obama released a video message to mark one year out until the general election and announce seven new co-chairs, more than 50 media, corporate and community partners all joining When We All Vote, and the Voting Squad volunteer program to kick off this election season. In that video she said, “Millions of new voters made their voices heard [in 2018] for the first time. Now the stakes are even higher and we are looking to you. Our country—our democracy—is counting on you.”
This will be When We All Vote’s first rally in 2020 and an opportunity to engage and inspire thousands of eligible voters in Michigan and across the country.
When We All Vote is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit that brings together citizens, institutions, brands, influential voices and organizations to increase participation in every election. We are committed to closing the race and age voting gap and empowering all eligible voters to cast their ballot by harnessing grassroots energy, establishing strategic partnerships, and implementing innovative digital organizing strategies.
Launched in 2018 by co-chairs Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monáe, Chris Paul, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw, When We All Vote is changing the culture around voting using a data-driven and multifaceted approach to increase participation in elections.
In the months directly before the 2018 midterm elections, When We All Vote organized 2,500 local voter registration events across the country, engaged 200 million Americans online about the significance of voting, and texted nearly four million voters the resources to register and get out to vote.
When We All Vote will hold a contest to give away tickets to two people and their guests to meet Michelle Obama backstage at the event. The winners will also receive travel accommodations to Detroit. Members of the public can ENTER HERE for their chance to win.
For more information about attending the event, please sign up HERE.