“Show Up and Vote” Campaign

Type of Activity: Project 
Grantee: Global Citizen
Amount: $325,000 in 2016

What is the “Show Up and Vote” Campaign?

Global Citizen is a social action platform for a global generation that wants to solve the world’s biggest challenges by learning about issues, taking action on what matters most, and joining a community committed to social change. Over the last five years, millions of global citizens around the world took six million actions to solve the world’s biggest challenges. In 2016, Global Citizen’s “Show Up and Vote” effort will focus on increasing voter registration and participation among younger Americans through a series of events and concerts with high-profile artists.

Why do we think this project is important?

Registration and participation among younger voters is historically low, and Democracy Fund Voice believes Global Citizen’s “Show Up and Vote” campaign is the kind of cultural effort that reaches and engages young people where they are — through concerts and events, and digital and social outreach.

How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting Global Citizen?

In 2016, Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant of $325,000 to Global Citizen, which is managed by the Global Poverty Project, to support the “Show Up and Vote” Campaign.