Live Nation has announced they’re turning their concert venues into polling places for the 2020 presidential election. According to a press release published by Blabbermouth, Live Nation venues will provide employees with paid time off to vote to incentiviize employees to serve as poll workers, and will partner with organizations on voter access and educational efforts.
“Core to what we do at Live Nation is helping amplify voices on stage around the world, and supporting voting is another important way we want to continue making voices heard,” said Live Nation President and CEO Michael Rapino. “We’re honored to work with such incredible partners and will do everything in our power to support and empower voter engagement among our employees and the public.”
Live Nation is currently working with over 100 venues across America to serve as polling places. These venues include The Wiltern and Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA, Emo’s in Austin, TX, and the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, GA.
“Live Nation is going above and beyond by recognizing that elections are about more than just polling places. They’re about our communities,” said Al Schmidt, city commissioner of Philadelphia. “Live Nation is really stepping up to help during this challenging time — and we are grateful.”
“We are proud to partner with Live Nation and announce The Hollywood Palladium and The Wiltern will be Vote Centers in the upcoming presidential general election,” said Dean C. Logan, Los Angeles County registrar-recorder/county clerk. “Live Nation has stepped up to the mic in providing our community safe in-person voting experiences at two iconic music venues. It is collaborations such as this that demonstrate the spirit of community engagement and the strength of our democracy.”
“By converting their concert venues into voting locations, Live Nation is creating a safe and convenient way for people to exercise their right to vote this fall,” said Michael Tyler, EVP of public affairs, More Than A Vote. “Similar to the sports arenas, More Than A Vote has worked to convert into voting locations, many of Live Nation’s venues are located in the heart of the communities that we are committed to empowering in this election and offer the same COVID protections due to their large capacity.”
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September 17, 2020