Sep 19, 2020

Mike Hill, Cynthia Bailey, Trey Flowers and Maria Taylor Joi

Bizclik Editor
4 min

ATLANTA, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the EMPOWRD® technology platform launched Get EMPOWRD to Vote initiative to drive voter registration and awareness on National Black Voter Day with some of today's top influencers, brands and organizations leading the way including FOX Soul Host and Author, Mike Hill; TV Personality and Entrepreneur, Cynthia Bailey; 2X Super Bowl Champion, Trey Flowers; ESPN Host and Reporter, Maria Taylor; Sports Reporter, Angel Gray, The Metropolitan Opera Soprano, Brandie Inez Sutton; Multi-genre Recording Artist, Damien Sneed; Award-winning Stage and Screen Actress, Zainab Jah; Phoenix Mercury Assistant Coach and former WNBA All-Star, Chasity Melvin; Women's National Football Conference, Saxophonist and Vocalist, Camille Thurman; Chief Content Officer, Global Communicator Magazine, Gwendolyn Quinn; Prison Abolitionist and Defense Attorney, Natasha Scruggs and Award-winning Marketing and Communications Consultants, Gabrielle Gambrell and Sheri Barros.

EMPOWRD will roll out the Get EMPOWRD to Vote campaign, including a PSA featuring Mike Hill and EMPOWRD founder Horace Williams, to run on entertainment and lifestyle service, Philo, beginning in October 2020.

Get EMPOWRD to Vote aims to encourage citizens to download the app, register to vote and remind everyone the urgency of getting to the polls on election day. EMPOWRD®, a Black-owned technology platform created by former Oracle tech executive Horace Williams, was built to simplify civic engagement by placing democracy in the palm of your hand. EMPOWRD exists to make it easier for everyone to get engaged and affect change directly from their mobile devices, especially those groups who have been marginalized, alienated, or generally disengaged due to time constraints. EMPOWRD eliminates historic barriers to taking action like voting and holding your elected officials accountable. Available for download nationally, additional app voting features will launch in key states prior to Election Day.  These states include Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and Texas where voter turnout is crucial, and citizens have experienced recent voter suppression.

EMPOWRD® app voting features will include:

  • Confirming your voter registration status,
  • Link to register to vote in your state,
  • Identifying your voting location (plus notification of any last-minute changes to help combat voter suppression),
  • Preview of your election ballot before election day and
  • Ability to check-in on Election Day and most importantly, report any voting issues at the poll site.

EMPOWRD is available for download today on Android in the Google Play Store and IOS/Apple App store. To learn more visit: 


A first of its kind, user-friendly mobile app for citizens, and database desktop software for organizations used to simplify civic engagement. EMPOWRD utilizes political data and user preferences to make civic engagement and advocacy mobilization easy, personal, and accessible for all people. Download the app and receive a customized list of your elected leaders complete with "click to contact" capability; follow elected leaders, influencers, and organizations to stay informed on key issues and opportunities to take action. Unique features give the user the power to join an influencer or advocacy group, search for elected officials by name, jurisdiction, or issue, monitor term dates and election dates of leaders nationwide, email leaders on policy, receive alerts on engagement events such as townhalls and marches, and follow an issue to support the policies they care most about. Democracy is hard, EMPOWRD is easy.

About Philo 

Inspired by Philo T. Farnsworth—the inventor of electronic television—Philo was created to build a better TV experience. The company started in the college market and is now available nationwide, with 60+ top-rated television channels for just $20. Philo now offers premium add-on channels including EPIX and STARZ. In addition to being the first entertainment-focused streaming TV service, Philo has live TV, unlimited DVR, on-demand, and content from top programmers. Philo is available on web browsers, iOS, iPad, FireTV, Roku, and has Chromecast functionality on Android mobile devices*. Philo is based in San Francisco, with offices in New York and Cambridge, MA. For more information, visit

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*Excluding first-generation Chromecast devices.

Philo is a registered trademark of Philo, Inc. Use of this trademark by Philo and/or any approved licensees does not imply any association with, or endorsement by, any person, living or dead.

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