Chancellor Bennett, or better known as Chance The Rapper, is getting ready to kick off his Magnificent Coloring World Tour tonight. Chance has announced that he has joined the NAACP for their #StayWokeAndVote campaign, which will encourage concert-goers and first time voters to register to vote.
Fans in attendance of his upcoming concerts will be able to register to vote on site. President of the NAACP, Cornell William Brooks stated, “Chance the Rapper is an artist whose music praises and lifts up our common humanity, and whose call for action speaks to the yearning of this moment.” He continued, “This year, more than it has in a generation, we must use the power of our voices and our votes and exercise our sacred right to vote.”
Bennett stated, “This is super important to me because I want my fans to know that their voices matter and that their vote counts now more than ever.”
The Chicago rapper is no stranger to politics, as he interned for Barack Obama’s campaign in 2008. Chance has also campaigned to end gun violence in Chicago, and he has helped raise money for the Warmest Winter 2016 campaign which aimed to provide coats/sleeping bags for Chicago’s homeless population.
Read more on the #StayWokeAndVote campaign here.