The coronavirus has had a major impact on our society. The United States has been the nation hardest hit by the virus, and Black and Brown communities are dying at disproportionate rates. Fighting this virus will require expert leadership, policy makers and health experts. To ensure that we have the right leadership and strategies today and for the near future, we will need to get engaged politically.
From organizations founded by former first lady, Michelle Obama, to efforts by actor, Yara Shahidi, these are the organizations we trust and invite you to follow to get engaged politically:
Join When We All Vote to make sure every eligible voter is registered and ready to vote in every election. Launched in 2018 by co-chairs Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Chris Paul, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, When We All Vote is changing the culture around voting. Get involved, register to vote, pledge to vote and check your registration status.
Eighteen x 18 is a creative platform founded by Yara Shahidi to engage youth to get active and vote. Designed to uplift the next generation of voters, Eighteen x 18 encourages young people to take action and discover the issues that impact them.
From health clinics, to schools, fire departments, roads and highways, data from the census helps shape communities. We need to make sure every American is counted. Be counted.
Many Americans are dealing with unprecedented needs right now – access to social benefits, funding for small businesses, protections from discrimination, assistance with labor protections. Now is the time to contact your US Senators and Representative to let them know how COVID-19 is impacting you and what you want them to fight for. Call your representative and senators at (202) 224-3121.