The two music stars have teamed for a crowdfunding campaign aimed at restoring voting rights in Florida for the formerly convicted, along with private donations from Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg.
With the 2020 presidential election quickly approaching, John Legend and Camila Cabello have teamed up for crowdfunding campaign Free the Vote, which aims to restore voting rights in Florida for the formerly convicted.
Earlier this month, a Florida court ruled that those with felony convictions in Florida are required to pay off all of their fees and fines before they are allowed to vote, putting 700,000 possible voters in jeopardy. The two music stars have acted in response as Florida's voter registration deadline looms on Oct. 5, with public support from Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Schumer, Kerry Washington, Uzo Abuda and Sacha Baron Cohen. Since its Tuesday launch, the campaign has received more than 5,000 donations amounting to over $400,000.
"I am so proud to call Florida my home. It is full of unique and compassionate people from all backgrounds and lived experiences," Cabello tells The Hollywood Reporter. "Voting is one of the most important ways Americans can make their voices heard. It is this diversity of voices and experiences that makes the state such a special place to live, and every single one of those voices — including returning citizens — deserves to be heard and counted.