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.
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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.
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.
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.