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Chance The Rapper Wants You To Stay Woke And Vote With New NAACP Campaign

Chance The Rapper, who seems to be everywhere these days, is now entering the world of politics.

He's just announced he's teaming up with the NAACP for its #staywokeandvote campaign and will provide his fans with an opportunity to register to vote at his concerts on his “Magnificent Coloring World Tour.”

He's not just talented, he's socially conscious!

Chance the Rapper tweet.

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Volunteers from the NAACP's Youth and College Division will be available at his shows nationwide to help first-time voters register in preparation for the general election in November.

NAACP tweet

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In a statement, Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of the NAACP, said,

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.

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.

As the largest and most diverse generation in US history, Millennials have the chance to make or break this election.

With approximately 69 million eligible voters in this generation, Millennials comprise the largest share of the electorate next to Baby Boomers.

The big question is whether or not they will actually vote.

In the past, voter turnout among Millennials has been pretty pathetic. During the 2014 midterm elections, for example, Millennials made up just 13 percent of the electorate.

Every election is important, but there is so much at stake in this one particularly. It will impact a wide array of issues for years to come.

This is exactly why Chance the Rapper is getting involved and hopes to inspire more young people to vote.

The 23-year-old Chicago native said,

Voting and becoming knowledgeable about this year's upcoming presidential election is imperative.

With a great deal of help from the NAACP, I have been able to provide this awesome opportunity for people to sign up and make the pledge to vote at a few of my upcoming shows.

This is super important to me because I want my fans to know that their voices matter and that their vote counts now more than ever.

Indeed, every vote counts — yours does too. Make sure your voice is heard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0V_4uH6Ng4

Citations: Chance The Rapper Teams Up With NAACP For #StayWokeAndVote Campaign (Huffington Post)

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John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.
John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.

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