Your voice. Your vote. Your Part.
In 2022, Yahoo launched Make Your Voice Heard – a voter access campaign centered around building awareness for voter suppression challenges and getting involved in supporting the cornerstone of our democracy: each eligible citizen’s right to vote.
The Power of Voting
Voting is one of the most powerful tools at our disposal to bring about real change. When you can ensure every eligible citizen has an opportunity to cast a ballot, you empower change.
Why Voter Access?
Voter access is one of the greatest challenges of our time. It’s estimated that voter suppression laws in more than 30 states could stop up to three million people from accessing the ballot and their right to vote -- specifically communities of color, students, seniors, women, people with disabilities, and low-income citizens.
Official Social Impact Sponsor of NYFW:
With the help of IMG Fashion, Yahoo is partnering with Studio 189 to drive social impact. This headline-making partnership will create a powerful statement on the runway and at the polls. Studio 189 and Yahoo are creating a Ready-To-Vote capsule collection, encouraging NYFW fans to amplify their voices through meaningful action.
Do Your Part and Vote
Opportunities to vote occur every year. Many of the experiences that shape our daily lives are often decided locally. Participating in elections for local offices – such as mayors, judges, city councils, sheriffs, and school boards – is a critical part of civic engagement, even if they don’t always capture the same attention as presidential or congressional races.
Are you familiar with voter access issues? Voter ID laws keep millions of Americans from accessing the polls. When was the last time you checked your voter registration status? Many factors can contribute to a lapse in registration, including moving states, going through a name change, or expired/incorrect identification cards. That’s why voter access is so important – all U.S. citizens should be able to easily carry out their civic duty, although we know that’s often not the case.
Yahoo partners with non-partisan organizations that have gravitas in the electoral and voter access space and address real solutions to voting challenges.
VoteRiders is an American non-partisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure that all U.S. citizens over 18 years old are able to exercise their right to vote. One of its main focuses is assisting citizens who want to secure their voter ID. Take a moment to check out their site and learn more about voter suppression happening in your state or around the country.
The Brennan Center for Justice is a non-partisan law and policy institute that works to build an America that is democratic, just, and free – for all. It focuses on democracy, criminal justice, securing the balance of power, and protecting fundamental freedoms while keeping Americans safe.
Voto Latino is a dual nonprofit organization in the U.S. helping to shepherd the Latinx community towards full realization of its political power. Its primary aim is to encourage young Hispanic and Latino voters to register to vote and become more politically involved.
Fashion Our Future is a voter registration campaign that aims to leverage the power of fashion to engage underrepresented communities in the political process. Initiated by Abrima Erwiah, co-founder of Studio 189, the designer-led initiative brings together the broader fashion industry to help inspire new and first-time registrants to make their voices heard in the upcoming election.
The R Street Institute is an American non-partisan, center right think tank with a mission to engage in policy research and outreach to promote free markets and limited, effective government through pragmatic solutions to difficult problems.
New America is a nonprofit that pioneers a new kind of think-and-action tank: a civic platform that connects a research institute, technology lab, solutions network, media hub, and public forum – all to help incubate ideas, policies, and solutions for the new America.