Musician Ariana Grande helped out voters waiting in line for the Kentucky primary by sending food trucks and coffee.
Grande shared the news on her Twitter account Tuesday in response to a picture of black voters shared by Black Voters Matter.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) June 23, 2020
“sent some food and coffee trucks for everyone waiting in line !” Grande tweeted. “please pull up, enjoy and use your voice today we need u.”
This isn’t the first time Grande has been involved in politics. During her “Sweetener” tour, Grande had booths where fans could register to vote. She partnered with the nonprofit group HeadCount, according to CNBC.
“Use your voice and get your ‘thank u, next gen’ sticker,” she said at the time. (RELATED: Ariana Grande Gets Political, Praises Bernie Sanders After He Attends One Of Her Concerts)
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so excited to partner w @headcountorg to bring voter registration & participation to all of the US stops on the @sweetener tour. visit the headcount booth at the show to use your voice and get your ‘thank u, next gen’ sticker ???????? If you can’t be there to register on-site, text ‘Ariana’ to 40649 ???? each and every one of you makes a difference. #thankunextgen ????
“If you can’t be there to register on-site, text ‘Ariana’ to 40649,” Grande added. “Each and every one of you makes a difference.”
I’ve always respected Grande for this decision. Young people are very vocal about their beliefs, but they tend to not show up when it comes time to vote. In the polls this year, youth turnout has either been down or flat, according to a report published by the Washington Post.
It’s important to get out there and vote because that’s the only way we can make actual change. So, I applaud Grande for encouraging her fans.