MIAMI (WSVN) - If there is anyone who can convince South Florida’s youth to register to vote by Tuesday for the upcoming election, it’s Chance the Rapper himself.
The Florida State Conference of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and the Miami-Dade Youth Council have partnered with Chance the Rapper to register voters in Miami, today and Tuesday.
Chance the Rapper, who will be performing at the Fillmore Miami Beach’s Jackie Gleason Center on Monday, Oct. 10 and Tuesday, Oct. 11, has invited the NAACP to register voters before and after both of his concerts.
“We are excited to be able to utilize a venue like this to register young voters,” according to Florida Youth and College President. “Political strategists have deemed young voters, millennials, as the swing voter group for this upcoming election. With so much on the line, such as criminal justice reform and affordable or free college for young voters, we cannot afford to let one opportunity slip by to educate and register millennials.”
The Miami-Dade Youth Council President, Jayson Jackson, said, “I am excited about the opportunity to meet Chance the Rapper, but I am more excited to be able to help my community by registering my peers. I have friends that say that things are not going to change. This opportunity allows me and other members of the Youth Council to reach out to our age group to not only encourage them to participate but to also get involved and be the change agents for this generation.
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