Usher Raymond’s National ‘I Can’t But You Can’ Voter Registration Campaign

This year, in an effort to mobilize voters in this historic presidential election, Usher launched the “I Can’t But You Can” voter registration campaign geared towards youth ages 17 and under. This nationwide campaign began this summer in Atlanta with 350 youth registering nearly 1,000 new voters. The Campaign will be expanded to 8 cities simultaneously on September 27th and is projected to educate more than 4,000 youth and register 17,000 new voters nationally.

In conjunction with ServiceNation’s Day of Action, the “I Can’t But You Can” Campaign will host voter registration rallies and drives in cities across the US on September 27th. Participating cities include: Atlanta, Boston, Kansas City (KS), Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York, New Orleans and Oakland. At the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, the USC Marching Band will perform, MTV’s Quddus will serve as Emcee for the Voter Registration Rally while KIIS-FM’s DJ Drew will get the crowd pumping. All across the nation, we’re engaging youth to make certain their voices are heard on Election Day!

“This is such a historic election that I wanted to find a way to give youth 17 and under a voice,” says Usher. “I wanted young people to understand, that this election does impact their life. It affects the type of education they receive, if they’ll receive healthcare when they’re sick and if they’ll have help getting into college.”

As Youth Chair of ServiceNation, Usher recently hosted 100 Exceptional Young Leaders from across the country for a forum on the importance of Service and Leadership at the ServiceNation Summit in New York City. At this bi-partisan summit, Usher announced his Day of Action Contest to encourage youth to engage in service and reward their participation in the Day of Action.

Usher’s Day of Action Contest

As part of SerivceNation’s Day of Action, youth who can inspire 100 hours of service during ServiceNation’s Sept 27 Day Of Action (i.e. 20 people doing 5 hours each, or 50 people doing 2 hours each) AND can get 100 signatures on ServiceNation’s Declaration of Service, are eligible for the drawing. There will be two lucky winners who receive airfare for two, hotel for two nights and two VIP tickets to Usher’s Washington, DC Concert on November 4 (National Election Day!) Visit for more details.

We’d like to acknowledge Russell Athletic as our Lead Sponsor for the “I Can’t But You Can” National Voter Registration Campaign.

SOURCE Usher’s New Look Foundation

PICTURED: Usher Raymond IV speaks to the Campers at Usher’s Camp New Look at the Ferst Center for the Arts on July 26, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia.

(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Usher’s New Look)