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April 28, 2021
MARCH ON AND FUTURE COALITION #VOTEWITHUS CAMPAIGN NOMINATED FOR BEST VIRTUAL & REMOTE CAMPAIGN, PUBLIC SERVICE & ACTIVISM, IN THE 25TH ANNUAL WEBBY AWARDS
#VoteWithUs, A Nationwide Movement Mobilized the Largest Early Vote in American History; Fans Can Vote Online to Help March On and Future Coalition Win Internet’s Top Honor: Vote.Webbyawards.Com
WASHINGTON — March On and Future Coalition are proud to announce that the #VoteWithUs campaign is nominated for Best Virtual & Remote: Public Service & Activism in the 25th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet.
#VoteWithUs, a mass movement designated to turn out the biggest early vote America has ever seen during the 2020 elections, brought together hundreds of affiliates and partners across all 50 states with the common goal of increasing voter engagement in the 2020 general election and Georgia Senate runoffs.
- Star-studded online rally with 18 billion social media impressions
- 600,000 calls and texts to voters
- 75,000 grassroots small-dollar donations
- $50,000 in small grants for local organizers
- 13 bus stops in 8 states to reach a quarter of a million voters
- 11 successful races and initiatives
- A bilingual website with up-to-the-minute voting and election information across all 50 states
“The #VoteWithUs campaign shifted our power from protests to the polls, where we unleashed our voices to create the future we’ve been demanding,” said Vanessa Wruble, Executive Director of March On. “March On and Future Coalition have been mobilizing people for the past four years via the women’s marches, the climate strikes, and, for the 2018 Midterms, the youth Walkout To Vote and the March On The Polls. We took our experience and put it into mobilizing people for the #VoteWithUs campaign, where we focused on getting young voters and communities of color to the polls during the early voting period, and we’re proud of our success.”
“Young people were incredibly engaged in the 2020 election because they understood the stakes,” said Katie Eder, Executive Director of Future Coalition. “The #VoteWithUs campaign played a meaningful role in communicating the power of voting as a means to change the course of the future, and we reached millions of voters with this message.”
As a nominee, #VoteWithUs by March On and Future Coalition is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now until May 6th, fans can cast their votes at vote.webbyawards.com.
“Nominees like #VoteWithUs by March On and Future Coalition are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,500 entries we received this year.”
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, and honored in a star-studded, virtual show that will be available on demand. The celebration will be hosted by multi-talented actress, writer, podcaster, host and advocate Jameela Jamil. Winners will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous 5-Word Speeches. Past 5-Word Speeches include: Steve Wilhite’s “It’s Pronounced “Jif” not ‘Gif’; NASA’s “Houston We Have A Webby”; and Solange’s “I Got Five On It.
#VoteWithUs is a mass movement designed to turn out the biggest early vote in American history, specifically aiming efforts at young people and communities of color. It includes thousands of local and virtual events across the country where organizers work to create large turnout numbers by encouraging people to vote early or drop off mail-in ballots at approved and physically secure locations. For more information, visit votewith.us.
About March On
March On is a political organization composed of women-led political activist groups that grew out of the women’s marches of January 21, 2017. They have come together as a united force to take concrete, coordinated actions at the federal, state and local levels to impact elections and move the country in a progressive direction. For more information, visit wearemarchon.org.
About Future Coalition
Founded by youth activists for youth activists, Future Coalition is a network and community for youth-led organizations and Gen Z and young millennial leaders from across the country that came into being as a project of March On in the fall of 2018. Future Coalition works collaboratively to provide young people with the resources, tools, and support they need to create the change they want to see in their communities and in this country. For more information, visit futurecoalition.org.
About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, includingWebsites and Mobile Sites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps and Software, Social, Podcasts, Games, and Virtual & Remotes. Established in 1996, this year’s Webby Awards received nearly 13,500 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: WP Engine, Marketerhire, Slack, YouGov, BASIC, KPMG, Wall Street Journal, AIGA, Podcast Movement, Fast Company, and Social Media Week.