Many big names in the urban entertainment arena have found it imperative to push voting initiatives among the young people and young adults – especially in this all-important election year.
Recently, coutureluv.com, a new online store, joined forces with Angela and Vanessa Simmons to get people geared up to vote! Couture Luv provided fashion filled goodie bags with reminders on the importance of people making their voices heard and felt. The event was held at Club 50 at Viceroy Miami – Brickell with about 100 attendees, including a vast variety of socialites.
The Simmons sister will continue their 50-city tour, and Couture Luv plans to do other events and initiatives to spread awareness, including a Fourth Of July sale with a portion of the proceeds going to the Obama campaign.
Coutureluv.com’s owner, Ashley Williams, shares her sentiments on the event and their efforts here, “I believe that voting is extremely important, and I am glad to have been a part of this event. It was a pleasure to partner along with two other influential women who share this common idea, such as the Simmons sisters. This was a great moment for me and my company.”
According to Pew Research For The People & The Press, in the last three general elections, 2004, 2006, and 2008, young people have given the Democratic Party a majority of their votes. This age group is also the most supportive in the polls and in the aftermath of elections.
Hopefully, in 2012 and beyond – with the help of celebs like the Simmons Sisters – young adults will use the power of their voices, one vote at a time.
Tawni Fears is a freelance writer and contributor to AllHipHop.com. Follow her on Twitter (@brwnsugaT).