Olympic Gold Medalist Anthony Ervin to Take Part in #iVoted 2020

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Anthony Ervin Photo Courtesy: FINIS

Olympic swimmer Anthony Ervin Monday was announced as a participate in #iVoted, a digital concert to support voter turnout during the 2020 Election.

Ervin, a two-time gold medalist in the 50 freestyle and Olympic team captain, will make an exclusive appearance for those that sign up for #iVoted’s Election Night concert on Nov. 3. No word on whether Ervin, who has a history as a rock musician, will perform, but he is slated to offer those who sign up “an exclusive video message.” Ervin has been outspoken this year on issues of racial injustice, both through his media appearances and working with the USOPC’s latest council on racial and social justice.

#iVoted has attracted more than 400 bands and artists to what it hopes will be the largest single-night digital concert in history. Artists already committed include Young the Giant, W. Kamau Bell, Living Colour, Jukebox the Ghost and Taking Back Sunday.

#iVoted was founded by talent manager Emily White, a former swimmer at Northeastern University, along with Mike Luba and former Wilco guitarist Pat Sansone. Kevin Lyman, the founder of the Warped Tour, recently joined the organization’s board.

“With more talent joining the movement daily, #iVoted’s Election Night concert series will be not only the biggest music and talent ‘festival’ of the year, but is on track to become the largest single night digital concert in history,” reads an organization release.

#iVoted launched during the 2018 midterm elections, with 150 venues over 37 states providing election-night concerts as a reward civically engaged Americans. In 2020, given restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, appearances will be made via webcast that fans can RSVP to with a selfie at home, with their mail-in ballot or from their polling place.

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