Chance The Rapper Plans To Offer Voter Registration Forms On His U.S. Tour
Chance The Rapper is working with the NAACP to encourage fans to vote in the upcoming presidential election — by distributing voter registration forms on his U.S. tour.
Chance The Rapper Voter Registration Drive
Chance announced his plans on Twitter and tagged the post with #staywokeandvote, which is the NAACP’s official hashtag to convince African-Americans to vote.
Statistics reveal that only ten percent of voters in the U.S. primary elections were African-Americans under the age of 45, which is down from 2008.
“Proud to announce I’ll be teaming with @NAACP for #magnificentcoloringworldtour to bring Voter Registration to the show,” the rapper tweeted.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) September 14, 2016
“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 Cornell William Brooks said in a statement. “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.”
Chance’s Magnificent Coloring World Tour opens in his hometown of Chicago on Sept. 24.