Angie Martinez to host the Get Out the Vote rally held in partnership with NAACP Youth and College Division on November 7th ; YesJulz to serve as special correspondent
Miami, FL (November 2, 2016) – On Monday, November 7th, top musical artists Tip “T.I.” Harris, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Pusha T, and Jay Electronica will join social justice activists such as Sybrina Fulton and Jahvaris Fulton, the mother and brother of Trayvon Martin, to gather at Florida Memorial University in Miami for the 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East “YOUNG GETS IT DONE” rally for millennials. Hosted by multimedia icon Angie Martinez and featuring special correspondent YesJulz, the event, held in partnership with NAACP Youth and College Division, will feature remarks from artists and social justice activists to energize young people of color to turn out and vote on Election Day.
In an effort to mobilize African-American, Latino, and Haitian/Caribbean young people between 18 and 34, the free and open-to-the-public rally will bring together 5,000 voters in Miami, combatting the misconception that millennials are increasingly out of touch with modern politics.
Additional special guests and performers include: Rotimi; Bre-Z; YesJulz, 070 Shake; DJ Stevie J; Marcos “Kosine” Palacios; Umi Selah, Dream Defenders; Stephen Green, NAACP Youth and College Division National Director; Aja Monet, Afro-Cuban poet and activist; Carmen Berkley, Director of the Civil, Human & Women's Rights AFL-CIO; and Aaron Mair, President, Sierra Club.
“There has never been a more important time to activate young people to take action on behalf of the issues that will define their generation—equality, justice and democracy,” said George Gresham, President of 1199SEIU. “These values have always been at the core of the work that we do and we are honored to be working with such incredible partners and talent to address voter turnout amongst the youth and people of color through innovative ways, get out the vote on November 8th, and continue our fight for fairness across the country.”
As the largest healthcare union in the nation, 1199SEIU represents nurses, homecare workers and other healthcare professionals with the mission of advocating for quality care and good jobs for all. Since 1932, healthcare workers have also been on the front lines in the fight for social justice.
“We are grateful for 1199’s commitment to motivating young voters, especially those from communities of color, whose engagement in swing states will likely determine the election,” said Marvin Bing Founder of Art School DropOut and Producer of YOUNG GETS IT DONE. “The stakes are high for millennials this election—their votes will affect issues ranging minimum wage, to LGBTQ rights, to the war on drugs, to police brutality, immigration, and criminal justice reform.”
WHAT: “YOUNG GETS IT DONE” GOTV Rally hosted by 1199SEIU in partnership with NAACP Youth & College Division
WHERE: Florida Memorial University
15800 NW 42nd Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
WHEN: 6-10pm (doors open at 5pm)
WHO: Special guests include:
Tip “T.I.” Harris
DJ Stevie J
Marcos “Kosine” Palacios
Sybrina Fulton, Activist and mother of Trayvon Martin
Jahvaris Fulton, Activist and brother of Trayvon Martin
Umi Selah, Dream Defenders
Stephen Green, NAACP Youth and College Division National Director
Aja Monet, Afro-Cuban poet and activist
Carmen Berkley, Director of the Civil, Human & Women's Rights AFL-CIO
Aaron Mair, President, Sierra Club
Additional artists and activists to be announced.
TICKET LINK: www.YoungGetsItDone.org
CREDENTIALS: To request media credentials, click here
ABOUT 1199SEIU: 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is the largest healthcare union in the nation. Every day, the members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East save lives, deliver babies and care for the sick, seniors and people with disabilities. They are frontline caregivers in hospitals, nursing homes, homecare, clinics, pharmacies and all other areas of the healthcare industry. They are nurses, nurse aides, techs, lab workers, clerks, housekeepers, dietary workers, transporters, pharmacists, social workers and many other types of medical professionals. With over 400,000 members throughout Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C. and Florida, 1199SEIU is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare union in the nation.
ABOUT NAACP Youth and College Division: NAACP Youth and College Division is a courageous generation of intelligent, militant and effective youth leaders creating a world for all people to thrive. The mission of the NAACP Youth & College Division shall be to inform youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to advance the economic, education, social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples; to stimulate an appreciation of the African Diaspora and other people of color’s contribution to civilization; and to develop an intelligent, militant effective youth leadership.
ABOUT FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1879, Florida Memorial University is the only Historically Black University located in South Florida. The mission of Florida Memorial University is to instill in its students the values of leadership, character, and service to enhance their lives and the lives of others on its campus, in its community, and in the world through a transformational, liberal arts education. Building upon the traditions of our past and harnessing the richness of the present, Florida Memorial University prepares its students, through innovation, collaboration and creativity, to assume leadership roles in a highly competitive, technology-driven, and increasingly global marketplace.
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