The latest news on this front comes from an article by Jennifer Velez at the Grammy Award‘s website:
Billie Eilish is teaming up with Head Count, 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 current 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.”
See the full story here. Also see the complete Democracy Chronicles collection of Celebrity Politics articles. In the democratic world where popular artists and other thinkers are free to criticize government, celebrities have often gone into politics. Celebrities represent a pool of potential political candidates who are usually self-made individuals and, at the very least, not related to previous politicians.