Ariana Grande is doing her part to get out the vote. On June 23 the singer sent food and coffee trucks to voters waiting on line outside the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.
“Sent some food and coffee trucks for everyone waiting in line ! please pull up, enjoy and use your voice today we need u ? @kyexpocenter,” Grande wrote on Twitter.
Grande, who sent food and drinks from the local coffee shop Blackbeard Espresso and tacos from the LATino Food Truck, quoted the Black Lives Matter account, which shared a photo of supporters waiting to vote.
“When @arianagrande calls you in the 4th quarter, you get up early and get the job done,” LATino Food Truck wrote on Instagram.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBypM8zF8De” data-instgrm-version=”8″>“Love and thank u so much @louisvilletacos !!!! wish i could be there with u all today!” Grande reportedly responded on Instagram stories, according to People.
#AllEyesOnKentucky trended on Twitter as people became concerned about voter suppression in the state after thousands of polling places were closed amid the coronavirus pandemic. In Jefferson County, the Kentucky Exposition Center was the only polling place open for more than 600,000 voters, according to WLKY.
“This is voter suppression,” Hillary Clinton tweeted in reaction to a Washington Post report that Kentucky’s polling places had been reduced from their typical 3,700 to under 200 locations. “We need to restore the Voting Rights Act.”
On Tuesday—an election day in New York, Virginia, and of course, Kentucky—LeBron James launched the nonprofit group More Than a Vote to fight Black voter suppression and encourage marginalized groups to vote.
In fact, a whole host of celebs took to twitter to call on Kentucky voters to cast their ballots.
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