The Culture of Democracy Awards will honor brands, sports teams, volunteers, companies and more at the inaugural Culture of Democracy Summit in Los Angeles
(Washington, DC): When We All Vote announced nominees for the first Culture of Democracy Awards. The winners will be announced at the inaugural Culture of Democracy Summit June 10th-13th in Los Angeles California. The Summit will bring together industry leaders across sectors for a national conversation about protecting and expanding democracy ahead of the midterms and include an in-person keynote speech from When We All Vote Co-Chair and Founder Michelle Obama.
On Monday, June 13th the full day in-person Culture of Democracy Summit will begin at 9 a.m. PT at the Banc of California stadium culminating with the awards ceremony and Mrs. Obama’s keynote speech that evening. This all day event will include on-site activations, food and an after party for attendees.
The Culture of Democracy Awards recognizes leaders across industries and communities doing critical work to strengthen and protect democracy through voter registration, mobilization and culture change. The awards will be designed by artist Brandan “BMike” Odums. The full list of Culture of Democracy Award nominees is below:
Grassroots Organizations: Honoring When We All Vote partners working on the ground to mobilize voters at the state level
Black Voters Matter
Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda
Urban League of Philadelphia
Community Partners: Honoring When We All Vote’s outstanding community partners
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.
Volunteers: Honoring When We All Vote’s outstanding volunteer leaders
Adrianne, When We All Vote Volunteer Chapter Leader in Washington, DC
Becki, When We All Vote Volunteer Chapter Leader in California
Jenalla, When We All Vote Volunteer Chapter Leader in Alabama
Lateshia, When We All Vote Volunteer Chapter Leader in Florida
Pat, When We All Vote Volunteer Chapter Leader in Mississippi
Sports: Honoring When We All Vote’s outstanding athletic partners
Atlanta Dream, WNBA
Bubba Wallace, NASCAR
Jayson Tatum, #MyStartingFive
Milwaukee Bucks, NBA
Sacramento Kings and RISE, NBA
Shaquille O’Neal, #MyStartingFive
My School Votes: Honoring outstanding students and teachers for their participation in My School Votes
Chris, Educator at Midtown High School in Georgia
Ivory, Educator at Jonesboro High School in Georgia
Jeremiah, Student at Renaissance High School in Michigan
Meisha, Educator at Aspira Bilingual Cyber Charter School in Pennsylvania
Tiffany, Student at Elite Scholars Academy in Georgia
Tina, Educator at Stilwell School of the Arts in Georgia
Music: Honoring When We All Vote’s outstanding music industry partners
Sony Music Group
Universal Music Group’s Task Force For Meaningful Change
Entertainment: Honoring When We All Vote’s outstanding entertainment partners
Goldman Global Arts
Live Nation Urban
MTV Entertainment Studios
United Talent Agency Foundation
Fashion and Beauty: Honoring When We All Vote’s outstanding fashion and beauty industry partners
Aurora James, Founder, Brother Vellies and Fifteen Percent Pledge
Business Leaders: Honoring When We All Vote’s outstanding corporate partners
Creative Alliance: Honoring marketing agencies using their expertise to help shape the culture around voting.
Village Marketing Agency, a Wunderman Thompson Company
Media: Honoring When We All Vote’s outstanding media partners
The Shade Room
Watch The Yard
Tech and Platforms: Honoring outstanding technology and platform partners who enable voter education and mobilization
The virtual day of the Summit will be open to the press, and reporters interested in attending in-person on June 13th should email email@example.com. A limited number of in-person press passes will be available. The Summit is being produced by Live Nation Urban and MKG, and ticketing is being supported by When We All Vote partner, Eventbrite. All Summit events, with the exception of a smaller gathering, will be held outside and all events will follow all CDC Covid-19 protocols. More announcements about speakers and the agenda are forthcoming. Tickets and more information are available here.
ABOUT When We All Vote:
When We All Vote, an initiative of Civic Nation, is a leading national, nonpartisan initiative on a mission to change the culture around voting and to increase participation in each and every election by helping to close the race and age gap. Created by Michelle Obama, When We All Vote brings together individuals, institutions, brands, and organizations to register new voters across the country and advance civic education for the entire family and voters of every age to build an informed and engaged electorate for today and generations to come. We empower our supporters and volunteers to take action through voting, advocating for their rights, and holding their elected officials accountable.
In 2020, When We All Vote ran a robust, multifaceted campaign and reached more than 100 million people to educate them about the voting process and get them registered and ready to vote. The initiative also led in voter education, registration, and volunteer engagement and as a result, 512,000 people started or completed the voter registration process, and nearly 500 media, corporate, and nonprofit partners joined its efforts.
Michelle Obama launched When We All Vote in 2018 and is joined by fellow Co-Chairs Stephen Curry, Becky G, Selena Gomez, Tom Hanks, H.E.R., Liza Koshy, Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Chris Paul, Megan Rapinoe, Shonda Rhimes, Bretman Rock, Kerry Washington and Rita Wilson.
When We All Vote is a key initiative within Civic Nation, a 501(c)(3) organization, and works with Civic Nation Action, a 501(c)(4). These organizations are homes for changemakers who inspire, educate, and activate people around the issues that will define this generation.
ABOUT Civic Nation:
Civic Nation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit home for changemakers who inspire, educate, and activate people around the issues that will define this generation. Civic Nation empowers and educates individuals, companies, institutions and organizations to drive culture, systems, and policy change, working towards a more inclusive and equitable America. Seven initiatives are a part of the Civic Nation family: When We All Vote, United State of Women, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, End Rape On Campus, It’s On Us, Made to Save and We The Action. Learn more.