July 23rd, 2020

Watch We the People x More Than A Vote in Houseparty

Join us for a special showing of – We the People x More Than A Vote in Houseparty – on July 28th, 7:00pm EDT.

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 first showing, We the People will re-air multiple times on July 28:

And again on Wednesday, July 29 at:

How can I watch We the People in Houseparty?

  1. Open the Houseparty app on Tuesday, July 28 before 7:00pm ET.
  2. Join your friends like you normally would or invite them to join you.
  3. Tap the TV icon that appears on top of the screen and click “WATCH.” You can’t rewind, pause or start over.
  4. Continue the conversation with your friends.