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Rally With Global Citizen in New York for a Chance to Win Festival Tickets


Why Global Citizens Should Care
When you vote, you contribute to establishing peace, justice, and strong institutions — all part of the Global Goals. By voting, you can make your voice and opinion heard and are an integral part of ensuring that leaders who champion your beliefs in equality and a brighter future get elected to power. You can join us in Central Park by taking action here.

Whether you stand up for gender equality, climate action, access to health care, better education, or an end to world hunger, change starts with you. And one of the most effective ways to create change is by voting.

When you vote, you make your voice heard, and can elect leaders who will take action on the issues you care most about. By using your voice and exercising your democratic right, you can Be the Generation to create a better, more equal world.

But in order to vote, you have to register — that’s why Global Citizen is asking you to join us and our partners in New York City’s Central Park this weekend to hear about what can happen when we all vote and to learn how you can register to vote.

The Essential Details

We’re inviting Global Citizens to join us from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the USS Maine Monument at the Merchants' Gate entrance to Central Park, located on West 59th Street at Columbus Circle on Sept. 22 for a nonpartisan event. RSVP for the event here.

Global Citizens at the rally will hear from a range of speakers and special guests — to be announced soon — about why they will vote and how to register to vote this year.  

Join us in speaking out and showing up for the issues you care about, and earn points for the final ticket draw for the 2018 Global Citizen Festival.

Take Action: Your Vote Is Your Voice

Rally participants who check in via the Global Citizen app will be automatically entered into the final draw to win tickets for the 2018 Global Citizen Festival.

The event is jointly hosted by Global Citizen, the City of New York, and When We All Vote — a national, nonpartisan nonprofit organization — and attendees will have the opportunity to register to vote, as well as to hear from these partners and more, including HeadCount and the I am a Voter campaign.

Attendees are advised to bring their voices, their enthusiasm, and their friends and family — but not to bring signs that are mounted on wood or metal poles or anything that could be a danger to fellow participants.

Why Your Voice Matters

“Voting is the only way to ensure that our values and priorities are represented in the halls of power. And it’s not enough to just vote for president every four years. We all have to vote in every single election,” former First Lady of the United States and When We All Vote co-chair, Michelle Obama, said in July.

Voting — regardless of who you vote for — is a democratic right and a powerful way to voice your opinion and ensure that your concerns are represented to those in power. By electing leaders who advocate for your beliefs, you can influence policies and legislation that directly impacts your community.  And many around the world fight for this right every day.

Women, people of color, and other marginalized groups hold relatively few seats in US government and have historically had a low voter turnout rate. Without registering to vote and showing up to vote, they will continue to be underrepresented among political leadership in the country.

But when we all vote, citizens are able to make their voices heard, elect the candidates they believe in, and work toward more equal representation for all.


The 2018 Global Citizen Festival in New York will be presented for the very first time by Citi. MSNBC and Comcast NBCUniversal will air a live simulcast of the Festival on MSNBC and MSNBC.com. The Festival will also be livestreamed on YouTube and Twitter, presented by Johnson & Johnson. Proud partners of the 2018 Global Citizen Festival include Global Citizen’s global health partner and major partner Johnson & Johnson, and major partners P&G, CHIME FOR CHANGE Founded by Gucci, Verizon, House of Mandela, iHeartMedia, and NYC Parks. Associate partners include Microsoft, Great Big Story, and One Championship.

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