Hip-hop, social activism, and politics will collide in a major way before this wild election cycle finally comes to an end.
Days after Jay Z’s highly-anticipated pre-Election show in Cleveland, Ohio, top-tier emcees like T.I., Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Jay Electronica, Pusha T and more will come together on Nov. 7 in an effort to rally young voters and encourage them to vote on Election Day in Miami.
1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East’s “YOUNG GETS IT DONE” rally for millennials will allow artists and social justice activists to talk to the people and energize college-educated students and working class people of color alike to exercise their right to vote for the next president of the United States. Held in partnership with NAACP Youth and College Division, the “Voice of New York” Angie Martinez will fly down to the 305 to host the epic event.
Along with the exclusive line-up of artists, other special guests like YesJulz and performers include Rotimi from STARZ’ “Power,” Bre-Z, 070 Shake, Miami’s own DJ Stevie J, Marcos “Kosine” Palacios, Umi Selah of The Dream Defenders, NAACP Youth and College Division National Director Stephen Green, Afro-Cuban poet and activist Aja Monet and plenty more will also grace the stage. 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.”
No specific party will be endorsed at the rally, which is set to begin at 6PM at Florida Memorial University. In addition to the all-star line-up of performers, the special event will also showcase remarks from Sybrina Fulton and Jahvaris Fulton, the mother and brother of the late Trayvon Martin.1199SEIU’s exclusive effort to encourage young people to vote is just one of several major events to occur in Miami including Jennifer Lopez’s impromptu concert for Hillary Clinton last week.
“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.”
To ensure your free tickets for the major event, check out the official website. Based on the grand scale line-up, make moves quick and reserve your spot before the event sells out completely.