AMB Sports and Entertainment (AMBSE) today announced they are joining forces with When We All Vote and Janelle Monae’s Wondaland to host Fuel the Vote and Wondalunch, a drive-thru voter registration and food distribution event in The Home Depot Backyard to encourage voter registration leading up to the general election. The organizations are partnering with The Atlanta Community Food Bank, The New Georgia Project, Project Isaiah and Live Nation Urban to bring food and music to the event.
AMBSE is committed to inspiring communities in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia to participate in democracy and use their most powerful voice – their vote. This event aims to provide a service to the community by both registering voters, providing meals to families in need and having fun while doing it with the hope to change the culture around voting and make it a way of life. Partnering with like-minded organizations such as When We All Vote is a powerful way to spread that message and provide tools for individuals to directly impact the issues they care about and create the future they want to see.
“As an organization, we want to make a positive impact in our communities and this is arguably one of the most important things we could host in The Home Depot Backyard,” said Steve Cannon, CEO, AMB Sports and Entertainment. “Our goal is simple: we want to encourage the people of Atlanta to show up to make their voice heard in the general election. We are thrilled to work with When We All Vote and all the participating partners who are truly change agents in their respective industries and are excited to do our part in getting the community involved in our democratic society.”
When We All Vote is on a mission to close the race and age voting gaps by strategically hosting Fuel the Vote in cities with concentrated populations of historically underrepresented voters, including young people and people of color. The partnership is in alignment with the Blank Family of Businesses’ (BFOB) goal to drive voter participation through education, registration and activation. In addition to the event, the BFOB commits to engaging Associates, fans and the community through a multimedia campaign that targets unregistered voters, including the Atlanta Falcons “Rise Up and Vote” and Atlanta United’s “United We Vote” campaigns.
Fuel the Vote and Wondalunch is presented by AMBSE, When We All Vote and Wondaland, in partnership with The Atlanta Community Food Bank, Project Isaiah, Live Nation Urban, Grady Health System, and 76®. The event will allow eligible residents to register to vote and check their status as well as provide food for roughly 2,500 families. During the event, volunteers will follow COVID-19 social distancing and mask protocols. To register for the event on September 26 in the Home Depot Backyard, visit https://www.mobilize.us/whenweallvote/event/320626/.
Additional participating cities include: Charlotte, Detroit, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Phoenix.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020
Location: The Home Depot Backyard
ABOUT When We All Vote:
When We All Vote is a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that brings together citizens, institutions, brands, and organizations to increase participation in every election. Launched by Michelle Obama, the organization is committed to closing the race and age voting gap and empowering all eligible voters to cast their ballot by harnessing grassroots energy, establishing strategic partnerships, and implementing digital organizing strategies, with the ultimate goal of changing the culture around voting.
Michelle Obama is joined in this effort by fellow Co-Chairs Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monáe, Chris Paul, Faith Hill, Selena Gomez, Liza Koshy, Megan Rapinoe, Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, and Rita Wilson.
In the leadup to the 2018 Midterm Elections, When We All Vote organized over 2,500 local voter registration events across the country, engaged 200 million Americans online about the significance of voting, and texted nearly four million voters the resources to register and get out to vote.
In 2020, When We All Vote is helping to lead in voter education, registration and volunteer engagement. In response to COVID-19, When We All Vote is leading the fight for fair and safe elections by supporting the expansion of access to vote-by-mail, early in-person voting and online voter registration so every American can make their voices heard on Election Day.
About AMB Sports and Entertainment
AMB Sports & Entertainment is part of the Blank Family of Businesses comprised of the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons, Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United FC, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and PGA TOUR Superstore.
About Home Depot Backyard
The Home Depot Backyard, Atlanta’s #BestBackyard, is located in the heart of downtown, just next door to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Whether it’s daily fitness classes, family-friendly events or tailgating amongst Atlanta’s rowdiest, there’s always a spot for you. Arts and culture, health and wellness and inspired learning are just some of the unique programming opportunities this greenspace has to offer. To learn more about The Home Depot Backyard, visit thehomedepotbackyard.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Janelle Monáe and Wondaland's mission is to provide support and food security to underserved communities affected by COVID-19 through contact free drive-thru and walk-up only food distributions in a welcoming and fun environment. In doing so, Wondalunch is removing food insecurities by providing access to sufficient quantities of nutritious foods for families to enjoy. To date, Wondalunch has served over 25,000 families.