HOW IT WORKS
Movers (those who can’t vote) create videos to move their loved ones to vote. They share stories about why they wish they could vote, and ask loved ones to promise them to vote.
Voters watch these videos and promise to vote. They then receive reminders about registration and polling, to turn their promises into action.
WHO WE ARE
MOVERS are those of us who can’t vote, but can move our loved ones to vote. There are 23 million non-citizens, 25 million underage teens, and 6 million disenfranchised people in the United States. Many of us wish we could vote. We're impacted by elections’ outcomes. We know that voting isn’t just a right, but a privilege. By sharing our stories with loved ones, and moving them to vote, we can create change. Because even though we don’t have a vote, we do have a voice, and it can move mountains.
VOTERS are those of us who have the right to be counted. Many of us, though, don’t use that right. Only two-thirds of voters turned out in 2016, and only one-third voted in 2014. There are many reasons why some of us don’t vote, from work-day elections to voter suppression to disappointment with the system. These are valid concerns. But when millions stay home, communities go unheard, and change is denied. Some of us need a new reason to vote - and love can be that reason. Because, even when we feel our vote doesn’t matter, it does matter to someone we love.
Adepero is a radical creative and proud Nigerian Brooklynite. "Not everything can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin
Adriana works in the entertainment industry. An American born daughter of formerly undocumented immigrants, she votes for her nieces, nephews, godson, dreamers, Iva, and Isaura.
Aicha is a student, filmmaker and activist. She is passionate about improving the policies that impact immigrants, women, and young people.
Originally from Mexico, Armando has been working in art and film in the US, Europe and Mexico for the past decade.
Ayman is a Software Engineering expert who builds highly scalable systems for startups.
Becca is a Floridian political strategist who believes passionately that everyone should have an equal voice in our democracy.
Devin is an author, poet, father, and communications director for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. He is working tirelessly to restore voting rights to 1.5 million disenfranchised Floridians.
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Esther is a high school teacher, a filmmaker, and the founder of The Love Vote. She is moved to vote by her students, her friends, her godson, and her brother.
Greg is a full-time start-up entrepreneur and part-time troublemaker. He thinks the way we'll have a government that reflects our values is if we all use our votes.
Henrique Eisenmann is a Brazilian pianist and composer living in New York City. He works in multiple collaborations with dancers, poets, visual artists and other improvisers.
Kareem is a digital media executive who believes in the power of story, poetry, pizza, and voting.
Karen leads product teams for early-stage “Tech for Good” founders - technology that solves social or environmental problems. Her votes and work are defined by making a positive impact on society.
K’naan is a poet, musician and filmmaker. He lives in the US, but can't vote here - yet.
Lindsey was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco. She is an anthropologist and filmmaker, whose work explores immigration, survival and identity.
Maya is passionate about history, civics, and the Beatles. As soon as she's old enough, she'll vote for candidates committed to integrating and improving public schools.
Natacha is a colorist and video artist. Based in the United States since 2006, she was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and cast her first vote in France.
Pedro is a professor, researcher, author, and activist. He focuses on transforming schools to create equity in education.
Perry is an Israeli violinist based in NY. She believes that music has the power to transcend differences, cultivate understanding, and build connections between people.
Shanthony is a multimedia artist and social justice activist with over 10 years of experience working with issue based project. She is moved to vote by her immigrant friends who can't vote.
Stacey is a Brooklyn-born creative who is proud of her Trinidadian & Tobagonian parentage. She votes because too many people sacrificed their lives for her to have that right.
Tolu believes that sharing your story will set you free. She advocates for immigration reform, including a clean DREAM Act.
Vincho is a filmmaker, farmer and boss lady. She wishes that all of the citizens of the world could vote everywhere.