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Billie Eilish Is Getting People Registered To Vote For The 2020 Election
Billie Eilish is teaming up with HeadCount, a non-partisan organization working with musicians to get people registered to vote, to get fans who attend any of her U.S. tour dates registered for the 2020 election.
The singer will have the organization on her currrent tour, including at her next stop in Kansas City, Mo. on June 7. Other cities include New York City on June 18, Los Angeles on July 10 and San Diego, Calif. on July 13.
HeadCount Executive Director Andy Bernstein told the Recording Academy in a statement that they partnered with Eilish because she cares about being aware of what is going on in politics.
"She is one of the most popular young artists in the world right now. More importantly, she truly cares about voting and democracy," he said. "Even though she isn't old enough to vote herself, she has pre-registered in California and spread the word to fans of all ages that you can be an active citizen no matter how old you are."
The organization aims to also inspire those under 18 to get involved.
In the past, Eilish has been candid about how some people dismiss young people's experiences.
"People underestimate the power of a young mind that is new to everything and experiencing for the first time,” she said. "We're being ignored and it's so dumb. We know everything."
The organization works with over 100 touring musicians to get people registered. "Music is one of the lifebloods of modern culture and concerts are the only place where thousands of young people converge on a regular basis. So live music is a natural place to register and engage new voters," Bernstein said.
For more information on the regsitration at Eilish's concert's, visit the HeadCount website.