Watch We The People x More Than A Vote in Fortnite
On Tuesday, July 28, join us for a special in-game showing of -- We The People x More Than A Vote -- at Fortnite’s Party Royale.
What is We The People?
ØPUS UNITED presents We The People x More Than A Vote, a series of conversations that bring together a coalition of athletes and entertainers to inspire and empower young adults to take action against the voter suppression crisis that is disproportionately impacting Black communities.
After years of increasing voter turnout, essential provisions in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 have been weakened, leaving more discretion to local districts, some of which have partisan agendas. The pandemic has made voting confusing, potentially unsafe and more difficult, and in this election year, primary voting catastrophes in Georgia, Kentucky, and even Minnesota have highlighted serious issues, many of which disproportionately impact communities of color. Voter rolls can be purged, precincts can close early and be short-staffed, early voting days can be reduced — these things were Constitutionally protected before, but have fallen out of protection since 2012.
The second installment of We The People is hosted by Cari Champion and features athlete Jason Heyward, rapper and activist Bun B, athlete and sports host Jalen Rose, actress and comedian Yvonne Orji and rapper Russ. It will be aired simultaneously in Fortnite and Houseparty on July 28 starting at 7:00pm ET.
Following the Party Royale debut, We The People will re-air multiple times -- every other hour for 22 hours -- throughout the day of Wednesday, July 29.
Free Verve Emote!
All players attending the in-game showing of We The People in Fortnite on July 28 and 29 will receive the free Emote, Verve, as a special gift! This Emote was modeled after the dance submitted by Michael Mejeh, the winner of the #EmoteRoyaleContest. Michael and his brother Jamie choreographed this dance together, and it's all about energy. Log into Fortnite from 7/27 8pm ET to 7/29 8pm ET to receive the Emote for free!
Note: Please be respectful to other players during We The People. Emotes will be disabled during We The People.
How can I watch We The People in Fortnite?
1. Launch Fortnite on Tuesday, July 28 before 7:00pm EDT.
2. Select the Battle Royale game mode, Enter the Party Royale playlist, and head to the Island’s Big Screen.
3. Wait for the event to start at 7:00pm EDT.
4. Continue the conversation with your friends.
Creating Content? Please note that VOD content created on Party Royale may contain audio that will cause your videos to be demonetized.