11 Sep Girlsbuild partners with Michelle Obama’s when we all vote to help young women of color get out the vote and host a virtual summit on October 15th
Ten thousand young women from public schools across Southern California and nationwide will come together virtually on October 15th for LA Promise Fund’s GirlsBuild Virtual Summit. The event’s theme is civic engagement with a focus on increasing voter registration and voter turnout in anticipation of the upcoming national election in November.
LA Promise Fund will be partnering again with Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote initiative, a partnership celebrated in the 2018 mid-term elections that generated 14,000 registered voters—the single largest voter registration in California. Additional major partners include Amgen Foundation, Katie McGrath & J.J.Abrams Family Foundation, Boeing, Microsoft, and Esports Organization Evil Geniuses. To become a partner of this program visit bit.ly/GirlsBuild20.
“There is a vital need for all people in America to feel connected to and invested in our democracy,” said LA Promise Fund President & CEO Veronica Melvin. “The 2020 GirlsBuild Virtual Summit acts as a launchpad to engage 10,000 young women in important conversations about our democracy—and get them registered or pre-registered to vote.”
With the advent of COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and restrictions, this is the first year that the GirlsBuild Summit will be virtual. The Summit historically has been an annual anchor event to the year-long GirlsBuild program. Previously, the Summit has featured dynamic speakers such as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, then-Senator Kamala Harris, Octavia Spencer, Pharrell Williams, Janelle Monáe, and Dolores Huerta. Every year, the GirlsBuild Program empowers thousands of young women to become activists and effect change in their schools and communities throughout the country. In past years, these young women have tackled important issues such as healthcare, immigration, the environment, and homelessness. Through GirlsBuild, students learn the value of being fully informed about the issues of the day to participate in the political process and lead tomorrow. To RSVP and attend this moving event click here.