Atlanta-based voting advocacy group New Georgia Project will host a live broadcast on Twitch to encourage new voters to go to the polls and vote on November 3. The 12-hour Twitch The Vote Marathon (which runs from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on November 3), will feature a panel discussion, contests, concerts, giveaways, and more in an effort to encourage people to go to the polls and vote. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in the United States, voting rights groups such as the New Georgia Project must find new ways to engage voters safely and effectively, as traditional methods such as door-to-door canvassing have been blocked. for the sake of safety. As of this writing, more than 2 million people have voted in the state, which has a population of over 10 million. People on the stream include WNBA star Washington Mystics and streamer Aerial Powers, Mavs Gaming player Artreyo “Dimez” Boyd, Madden NFL pro Chris “Dubby” McFarland, Ryan “Dayfri” Conger of Wizards District Gaming, Brent “Lord Beezus” by Jazz Gaming Aasgaard, Super Smash Bros. pro. Ultimate Eric “ESAM” Lew, fighting game pro Brian “Cosmos” Kalu and Madden Bowl 20 champion and XSET pro player Raidel “Joke” Brito. Other notable attendees include CNN Hero of the Year and Junub Games CEO Lual Mayen, gaming and esports personality Malik Forté, The Download (on VENN) host Erin Ashley Simon, media influencer. social Karen Civil, artist Brandan “Bmike” Odums, hip hop artist Curren $ y (Shante Scott Franklin), DJ Mannie Fresh, Asylum Record VP A&R Wayne “Wayno” Clark, personality from YouTube Ivy Rivera, president of the New Georgia Project Nse Ufot, and many more will be announced. Games played during the stream will include NBA 2K21, Madden NFL, Fortnite, Among Us, and Super Smash Bros. The New Georgia Project describes itself as a “non-partisan effort” to register Georgians, especially in historically marginalized communities of color. She was founded by Stacey Abrams, who served in the Georgia House of Representatives for 10 years and ran as state governor in 2018. She is also the founder of Fair Fight Action, an organization that stands for occupies voter suppression efforts in Georgia and Texas. In addition to the marathon, the New Georgia Project will provide rides for voters who require transportation to the polls and deploy game trucks near select polling stations in Atlanta, Union City, East Point and Macon on election day. Twitch is increasingly becoming a viable platform for politicians and advocacy groups to interact directly with the community. Earlier this week, U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) joined fellow Democrat Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Who’s Who Twitch figures to promote the vote and play with us with great success. Voter advocacy group Gamers.Vote is also using social media and popular streaming platforms to promote voter registration and participation in this year’s election. The group is partnering with VENN, MTV, and Viacom’s Vote For Your Life to host a $ 40,000 Fall Guys charity stream on October 23 to promote voter education. Editor’s Note: The title of an earlier version of this story classified the WNBA “Aerial Powers” star as “Ariel Powers.” The title has been updated with a correction.