— Marianna Brady (@mqbrady) November 7, 2016
Chance the Rapper wants young people to know their voices count in this year's election. On Monday night, the eve of the election, the "Coloring Book" rapper held a free concert to encourage young voters to hit the polls in his hometown of Chicago.
The 23-year-old's "Parade to the Polls" event received a monumental turnout from his community. Chance promoted the event as completely non-partisan and said it would be open to anyone planning to cast a ballot in this year's election. Following the show, he led thousands of concert-goers through the Chicago streets to vote at early polling locations, and moments from the glorious march were captured all over the internet.
This isn't Chance's first time preparing his fans to vote in the historic election, either. In recent months, he has partnered with non-profit organisations (like SocialWorks Chicago and the NAACP) to spark conversations about state and local elections and to get young people registered to vote as a part of the NAACP's #StayWokeandVote campaign.
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) November 4, 2016
The turnout for Chance's event and his march to the polls is not only inspiring to see, but it's beautiful proof of the power of the American youth when unified. It also spotlights the young musician as more than just another millennial rapper, but as an inspirational leader in the music industry and in his community. Check out more videos and tweets from the event below.
— Derrick Brill (@Brills16) November 8, 2016
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) November 8, 2016
— alison (@sizetoosmall) November 8, 2016
— extend geno (@KDdos4) November 8, 2016
— sophia. (@SooFeeYah) November 8, 2016