Chance the Rapper Offering Voter Registration on Tour

Chance the Rapper wants to ensure his fans’ voices are heard. 

By JOSHUA ESPINOZA | September 14, 2016 | SOURCE: NAACP | PHOTO: Christopher Polk/Getty

Youth & College Division members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Chance the Rapper will come together this fall to register thousands of concert-goers to vote as part of the organization’s #staywokeandvote campaign.

Teams of volunteers with the civil rights organization’s Youth & College Division will be on hand at the ground-breaking artist’s performances across the country as part of the Magnificent Coloring World Tour . Volunteer NAACP youth members will be available to help first-time voters register and vote in the Nov. 8th election. 

“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,” said Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP. “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.”

"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,” Chance said. “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."

Read full NAACP press release here