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More Than a Vote

By: Wesley Lowery, Tiffany D. Cross
Narrated by: Wesley Lowery, Tiffany D. Cross, LeBron James, Octavia Spencer, Tommie Smith, Jalen Rose, Amanda Seales, Leon Bridges, Andra Day, Desmond Meade, LaTosha Brown, Rutha Mae Harris, Martha S. Jones, Maria Taylor, Addisu Demissie

Publisher's summary

“This is the most consequential election in our history. Because right now, there are people in power who are only in power for themselves.” (Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer, 2020)

More Than a Vote: Our Voices. Our Vote. is a rallying cry to educate, inspire, and turn non-voters into voters. Formed by a coalition of Black athletes and artists headlined by NBA star LeBron James, More Than a Vote is a nonprofit voting rights organization aimed at combating voter suppression, systemic racism, and misinformation that disproportionately disenfranchises communities of color. In this one-of-a-kind special, we hear from an all-star chorus of activists and entertainers on the front lines of today’s voting rights movement. Voices include LeBron James, Octavia Spencer, Jalen Rose, Amanda Seales, Leon Bridges, Andra Day, and many more.

Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Wesley Lowery and political analyst Tiffany D. Cross, this audio-only special arrived merely days before millions of voters headed to the ballot box. Supported by a collection of profoundly insightful interviews, Cross and Lowery expose the inner workings of voter suppression as it exists in modern times while uprooting the history of disenfranchisement in America. Like the voting rights movements of yesteryear, this empowering special is amplified by the voices of prominent leaders and stars proclaiming why they vote as well as searing original performances from musical artists and poets. 

“We stand on the shoulders of ancestors that have sacrificed themselves for us to have this right,” said former NBA player and current ESPN analyst Jalen Rose. “This is likely the most important voting cycle of the United States.” These athletes, artists, and activists refuse to be quiet, will not “shut up and dribble,” and will not relent in their pursuit of truth, justice, equality, and specifically, equal access to the polls. This is a fearless, loud, and vocal call to action to both own your voice and, most importantly, use your voice. 

©2020 More Than A Vote, Inc. (P)2020 More Than A Vote, Inc.

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"We cannot afford to leave an iota of power on the table…"
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About the Creator and Host

Wesley Lowery is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who is currently a correspondent for 60 in 6, a 60 Minutes spinoff on the mobile app Quibi. Lowery was previously a national correspondent at the Washington Post, specializing in issues of race and law enforcement. He led the team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016 for the creation and analysis of a real-time database to track fatal police shootings in the United States. His most recent project, Murder with Impunity, an unprecedented look at unsolved homicides in major American cities, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2019. His first book, They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement, was a New York Times bestseller and was awarded the Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose by the LA Times Book Prizes.

About the Creator and Host

Tiffany D. Cross is an on-air political analyst and cable newsroom veteran. She is the author of Say It Louder: Black Voters, White Narratives and Saving Our Democracy as well as a Resident Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics (Spring 2020). Her broad experience across media, politics, and policy includes more than two decades of navigating newsrooms and campaigns while engaging different constituencies on the ground. She previously served as the DC bureau chief of BET News and the liaison to the Obama Administration for BET Networks where she covered Capitol Hill, produced political specials, and oversaw the daily operations of the news department. Tiffany cut her teeth in media at CNN where she worked as an associate producer covering Capitol Hill for the network’s weekend show unit. She also previously served as a field producer for America’s Most Wanted and Discovery Communications.
No stranger to the campaign trail, Tiffany not only covered campaigns but worked on them as well. She has lent her expertise to numerous local, state, and federal candidates as well as issue campaigns across the country. Serving as a senior advisor to one of the country’s largest labor organizations, one of Tiffany’s many duties was organizing all communities of color on both a local and national level. Using her media background, Tiffany has helped shape the narrative around issues, individuals, and ideologies.
Leaving the campaign stump, Tiffany transitioned from the control room to the green room when she co-founded The Beat DC, a national platform intersecting politics, policy, business, media, and people of color. With a readership comprising influencers across the country, Tiffany led a team that made the fast moving current affairs in a busy legislative climate digestible for the political connoisseur and novice alike. She quickly became a sought after voice in the progressive discourse and is a frequent guest on MSNBC, CNN, and SiriusXM.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Tiffany left at a young age and moved to Atlanta, Georgia. She attended Clark Atlanta University where she studied Mass Communications with an emphasis on radio, TV, and film. She currently lives in Washington, DC.

About the Performer

Leon Bridges is a Grammy Award winning, singer-songwriter from Fort Worth, Texas. Signed to Columbia Records, Bridges has performed all around the world including notable appearances at The White House for President Obama and the Library of Congress. His debut album, Coming Home debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 and was nominated for two Grammys: Best R&B Album & Best Music Video.

About the Performer

Andra Day is a Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter, Activist and Actress. Her debut album, Cheers to the Fall was nominated for Best R&B album and her song, Rise Up was nominated for Best R&B Performance.