If you’re not registered to vote yet, now is the time to get your affairs in order to do so. But don’t just take our word for it, listen to Cardi B, for example, who is reminding fans that state deadlines for registration are coming up soon. She’s just one of dozens of musicians, actors, politicians and celebrities who’ve partnered with HeadCount, Rock the Vote and many other organizations to get Americans registered to vote.
And what better time than now, with National Voter Registration Day (Sept. 22) as a nudge to get you to register to do your civic duty and have your voice be counted? To date, more than three million voters have registered on this day — one where volunteers and organizations across the country fan out to make sure citizens are aware of how to register to vote in the crucial Nov. 3, 2020, presidential election.
A number of artists also hosting events or releasing limited-edition music to drive voter registration, including My Morning Jacket, who are selling a 2,020-copy run of their “Bring the Power Back Home” 7″ single, with all proceeds benefiting the voting rights organization Fair Fight. Todrick Hall, Ben Folds, Annette Bening, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ariana DeBose and many more will participate in a special edition of “Stars in the House” Sept. 22, during which they’ll talk, sing and celebrate the transformative power of the arts in honor of the work being done by Americans for the Arts.
Wallows are offering a free download of the previously unreleased song “Nobody Gets Me (Like You)” to anyone who checks their registration status on National Voter Registration Day, while Why Don’t We revealed their “Why Don’t We Vote” mural on Melrose Place to drive registration.
The Dave Matthews Band will host one of their DMB Drive-In shows also on National Voter Registration Day, with a livestream that will include information and messages about voting; the band is also part of Global Citizen’s Just Vote campaign, which rewards fans for checking their voter registration status. Other artists supporting that campaign include Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Lenny Kravitz, Meghan Trainor and DJ Khaled, among others.
See which artists and other bold-faced names are speaking out and encouraging citizens to register to vote: