In her pitch to get students to register to vote and go to the polls in November, Monae cited issues such gun reform, women’s rights and immigration. She cited statistics that there was a seven percent drop in the African-American vote between 2012 and 2016.
“Imagine if that seven percent showed up,” she said. “Hmmm. History has shown us what happens if we don’t show up.”
Atlanta was the latest stop of a nationwide tour titled “When We All Vote.” The campaign has included celebrities such as former First Lady Michelle Obama, actor Tom Hanks, “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, country music duo Faith Hill and Tim McGraw and pro basketball star Chris Paul.