Elaine Welteroth Wants to Change the Culture Around Voting

Elaine Welteroth wears a lot of hats — she's an award-winning journalist, a New York Times bestselling author, a Project Runway judge, and, as of today, the cultural ambassador for When We All Vote. Honestly, we couldn't think of a better person for the job. Welteroth has worked her entire career to dismantle the myth that young people are uninterested in government and politics, and she is an inspiration to young women everywhere.

As the youngest and second African American editor-in-chief at a Condé Nast publication, she transformed Teen Vogue into a leading voice on social, political, and cultural issues. In her new role as cultural ambassador, she'll work with brands, leading artists, and the creative community to ensure that more young people and people of color see themselves in the electoral process. "We are facing one of the most critical elections in our lifetime. To effectively engage new voters and increase voter turnout, it is imperative that we meet people where they are through digital media, fashion, and art," Welteroth said. "I am excited to join When We All Vote as the cultural ambassador to help harness the power of the creative community to shift the conversation and the culture around voting."

Launched in 2018 by Michelle Obama, When We All Vote is a national, nonpartisan nonprofit with a goal to increase participation in every election. Obama has an epic #VotingSquad lined up for 2020 engaging millions of voters across the country.