Katy Perry Calls On Young Voters to Fight ‘Systemic Racism' and 'White Supremacy'
Hollywood pop stars team up with left-wing Rock the Vote
Hollywood pop star Katy Perry joined the Black-Eyed Peas and Ne-Yo to team up for the left-wing "Rock the Vote" campaign calling for young people to fight “systemic racism” and “white supremacy,” by casting their votes in November.
The online voter registration drive called Democracy Summer 2020 was hosted by Actresses Rosario Dawson and Logan Browning and featured appearances from leading Democratic politicians.
One of Rock the Vote's partners included Michelle Obama’s "When We All Vote," which also aims to drive young people to the ballot box in November.
As Neon Nettle reported in April, "When We All Vote" also pushes to expand vote-by-mail options.
Also pushing Thursday’s drive was Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, which tells young people that voting would give them the power to tell America to “gets its knee off of our necks.”
Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) also made an appearance urging young voters to continue protesting in the streets.
Warren urged young voters to combat the country’s “legacy of racism, discrimination, and oppression.”
Warren, who falsely claimed for many years to be Native American, urged voters to stand against “racist, hateful, bigoted public policies” of Trump.
But many of the stars appeared to have their talking points pre-prepared, frequently using phrases like “systemic racism” and “shocking the system."
Katy Perry performed at the event and later urged voters in an Instagram post to vote against “systemic racism” in November.
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I'm excited to be a part of this kickoff to Democracy Summer 2020 with so many amazing talents, activists and speakers. The young people of America are speaking loud and clear on the streets and online, and come November, it will be more important than ever to fight for justice and equality, and against systemic racism, with our ballots 🇺🇸 Tune in Thursday, June 18 @ 5pm PT. Link in bio.
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Another message they repeatedly hammered home was that 4 million new voters would have turned 18, thus being able to cast their ballots in November.
Host Logan Browning spoke about “lives lost to police brutality and white supremacy."
Popstar Ne-Yo called on young voters “to be the voice of the future you want to see."
Thank you, @bep for honoring the Black lives we recently lost and the countless lives that did not make it to a hashtag. We’re asking everyone “Where is the love” in 2020. #BlackLivesMatter #DemocracySummer2020 pic.twitter.com/gEZ2QmYVkm— Rock the Vote (@RockTheVote) June 19, 2020
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) called the November “the most important election of our lifetimes.”