Ariana Grande Turns Her Tour Into a Voter Registration Drive, Signs Up a Record Number of First-Time Voters

Ariana Grande Approaches Voter Registration Record on Current Tour

Photo of Ariana Grande by Lindsay Neilson (Twitter, IG)

Superstar Ariana Grande is doing a lot more than just performing and making a lot of money on her current tour: she is about to set a record for voter registrations.

In a Twitter post, she announced that she was within 1,000 voter registrations from “breaking the all time record of voters registered on a tour.”

Grande is partnering with an organization called Head Count, which in the past 15 years has registered over 600,000 voters at various concerts and festivals as well as online.  If Ariana fans would like to register to vote but are not able to attend one of her upcoming shows, they can do so by texting “Ariana” at 40649.

People can also register to vote at the organization’s website.

This is not the first time this year that the singer has mixed live music with politics.

This past June, Grande was under serious pressure to cancel an Atlanta concert because of a recent abortion law in the state that bans the procedure once a heartbeat in the fetus can be detected. As this can occur as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, many feel that the law is too restrictive, especially as a woman might not even know that she is pregnant six weeks into a pregnancy.

Instead of cancelling the show, Grande donated the proceeds from the show to Planned Parenthood.

In September of 2017, the singer also performed at A Concert for Charlottesville, which benefited the victims of an attack that occurred in protest of a white nationalist rally in the city.

Grande, along with Miley Cyrus, is further the co-founder of the Happy Hippie Foundation, which helps homeless and LBGTQ youth across the country. She and Cyrus even recorded a cover version of “Don’t Dream It’s Over” to benefit the foundation.

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