Rising Hollywood star Storm Reid rallies alongside former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in a new effort to highlight voter education and engagement targeting.
The 18-year-old has partnered with Abrams’ Fair Fight Action, for a new video series titled, “Civics for the Culture”.
The eight-part video series, which will drop every two weeks until the end of 2021, the series is meant to reach young Black and brown people in southern states during each election process in their local and national communities.
The initiative has already kicked off with the first episode Selena Gomez explaining how to vote and become a registered voter. Episode two, which premiered on Tuesday (Oct. 26), finds Reid and “Civics for the Culture” creator Chelsey Hall discussing the process of how a bill becomes a law.
“Young voters make up half of the population in the U.S., so we have a lot of power to make our voices heard,” said Reid, according to Teen Vogue. “That is why I am grateful to be involved with Fair Fight Action’s ‘Civics for the Culture’ — the initiative shows how our lives depend on the votes we make and the officials we elect. It’s the perfect platform for young people to learn how to be civically engaged not just on Election Day, but every day afterwards.”
Originally launching during the 2020 election and the 2021 Georgia runoffs, Civics for the Culture has worked alongside other noteworthy Black women in Hollywood including Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Issa Rae, Yara Shahidi, and more.