Live Nation Activates Venues as Voting Locations and Fosters Fan and Employee Engagement in Voting
“At the heart of what we do at Live Nation, we help amplify voices on stage around the world, and supporting the vote is another important way for us to continue to have our voices heard,” said Michel rapino, President and CEO of Live Nation. “We are honored to work with such incredible partners and will do everything in our power to support and strengthen voter engagement among our employees and the public.”
Live Nation is working with local officials to examine the feasibility of using more than 100 Live Nation sites across the country as polling stations. To date, the Wiltern and Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, Emo is in Austin and the Buckhead Theater at Atlanta are confirmed to serve as polling stations in their respective jurisdictions, and Fillmore was offered with a warm welcome to serve his local neighborhood in Philadelphia cream and is in the final stages of the verification process.
“Live Nation goes beyond recognizing that elections are not just about polling stations. They are about our communities,” said Al Schmidt, municipal commissioner of Philadelphia cream. “Live Nation is really stepping up to help during this difficult time – and we appreciate it.”
“We are proud to partner with Live Nation and to announce that the Hollywood Palladium and the Wiltern will be the voting centers in the next presidential general election,” said Dean C. Logan, Los Angeles County Registrar-Registrar / County Clerk. Live Nation has lent itself to the microphone by providing our community with safe in-person voting experiences at two iconic music venues. It is collaborations like this that demonstrate the spirit of community engagement and the strength of our democracy.”
To support these efforts, the company is partnering with More than a vote, a coalition of black athletes and artists dedicated to protecting voting rights, and Civic Alliance, a non-partisan coalition of businesses working together to build a future where everyone can vote, volunteer and take action to shape our country.
“By converting their concert halls into voting locations, Live Nation is creating a safe and convenient way for people to exercise their right to vote this fall,” said Michael tyler, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs More Than a Vote. “Similar to sports arenas, More Than A Vote has worked to convert to voting locations, many Live Nation sites are located in the heart of the communities we are committed to empowering in this election and offer the same COVID protections due to of their great capacity. “
As usual, Live Nation will provide up to half a day of paid leave to all employees on Election Day. In addition, to address the national shortage of election workers caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Live Nation will offer any active employee a full day of paid leave to serve at polling stations. The company is in partnership with Feed the polls to track employee participation and meet the needs of election officials in communities across the country.
Ahead of Election Day, Live Nation also partnered with Number of heads, a non-partisan organization to use the power of music and amplify the voices of artists to get fans to register to vote and promote participation in democracy. Citizens can visit www.headcount.org/livenation to check their voter registration status and learn how to exercise their right to vote in November.
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company, comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For more information visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
About more than a vote
More Than a Vote, a nonprofit coalition of black athletes and artists working together to educate, energize and protect young communities of color by fighting lies and the systemic and racist suppression of voters that prevent voices black to be heard.
About the Civic Alliance
The Civic Alliance is a coalition of non-partisan businesses that strengthens our democracy by supporting safe, reliable and accessible elections and by inspiring every American to participate in building our country’s future. Founded by the CAA Foundation and Democracy Works, the Civic Alliance cultivates a community of businesses united by the shared belief that active democracy is good for business and that an engaged business community is good for democracy. Through its valuable tools, resources, events and partnership opportunities, the Civic Alliance helps its more than 150 member companies engage their employees and consumers as active participants in civic life. Join us on civicalliance.com.
About Power the Polls
Feed the polls is a unique initiative to recruit poll workers to ensure a safe and fair election for all voters. Amid a nationwide survey staff shortage, Power the Polls is part of the solution through education, recruiting and business engagement. Power the Polls was launched in june 2020 by a coalition of businesses and not-for-profit organizations, including Civic alliance, Central comedy, Fair Elections Center, Levi Strauss & Co, MTV, Patagonia, Pizza at the ballot box, It’s time to vote, Uber, and We Can vote. The website uses data from Labor elections, a unique website developed by the Fair Elections Center that centralizes information on election officer requirements and links to applications for more than 4,000 electoral jurisdictions across the country.
HeadCount is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that promotes participation in democracy through music, culture and digital media. Since 2004, the organization has registered over 700,000 voters and has worked with a long list of musicians and partners, including Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Dave Matthews Group, JAY-Z, Beyoncé, March for Our Lives, RuPaul’s DragCon, MTV and Dead & Company. With 40,000 volunteers, street teams in most major US cities, and a presence at over 1,000 events each year, HeadCount ranks among the most active civic participation organizations in the world. United States. Following COVID-19 restrictions, the organization quickly turned to a fully digital approach which has led to innovation and online initiatives to meet the needs of the public using their voice in democracy . For more information visit HeadCount.org.
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