RECAP: The PUSH MVMT to Power Your Vote

A community event with music, joy, healing and action to fight voter suppression and empower your vote

 

 

On Saturday, August 29th, the PUSH MVMT launched their first voter activist event powered by SameSide. 

The Push Movement is a progressive community event focused on educating and activating against voter suppression to ensure voter access to people of color who have long been held back from fully participating in America's democratic process. Born in the middle of historic economic, racial and health crises in the summer of 2020 the team behind The Push MVMT knew it was important to integrate music and wellness with action to combat the trauma and emotional weight of this time. 

Host & DJ Bova Wilson kicked off the day with vibes that flowed and got everyone into a mindset of channeling joy and community to fight for the movement. 

Actions included:

  • Register to vote
  • Sign up to staff voting centers
  • Access a progressive voter guide
  • Sign up to track you ballot and ensure its counted
  • Look up your reps
  • Methods of self-care

Couldn't make it in person? Download the PUSH MVMT toolkit now!

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Under the grand shadow of the world-famous Hollywood Bowl, the event brought together partners from across the artist/activist landscape to combat against voter suppression and provide information and action to power the vote.

Artist, Healer & PUSH MVMT Co-Founder Shelley Bruce

 

Power speakers answering all questions about voting safely and smartly included elected official Shay Franco-Clausen, Courage California's Molly Watson, Actress/Activist Ciera Foster and moderated by Actress Annie Gonzalez. SameSide Founder and CEO, Nicole àBeckett joined the panel to lead all action. 

 

 

 

 

 

The panel capped with movement and vocal activations led by the powerful Kiara the Voice and Arin Ashley.

 

Finally, to put our words into action, everyone took part in collective changemaking to fight voter suppression. Using postcards from Reclaim Our Vote, all participants wrote postcards to people of color in Texas who had been de-registered from voting or disenfranchised from the system. 500 postcards were written by the end of the event. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday. 

 

Powering the PUSH MVMT was The Conversation Truck and shaved ice from Breezy Freeze kept participants cool!

The next PUSH MVMT is scheduled for early October. You won't want to miss it! You can also sign up to be the first to know about all upcoming events. Don't miss it!!!!

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