Amid memes about waking up Billie Joe Armstrong once this month ends, the Green Day frontman took to his Instagram and encouraged fans and followers to wake up and register to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

Armstrong writes, “It’s September 1st 2020, and I am wide awake in America. This has been the most unprecedented year of our lives. A pandemic. Racial uprising. As the song goes, “Wake me up when September ends.” I plead to everyone to wake up and register to vote. I am wholeheartedly backing Joe Biden for President. Kamala Harris for Vice President.”

Armstrong continues, “I have not a single reservation in my mind. All of my enthusiasm is for Biden/Harris! Trump has got to go. America cannot afford another 4 years of Trump in office. Our democracy is at stake. Our Earth is at stake. We need health care for all. We need justice. We need peace. We need police reform. If you are 18 and over, please register to vote! This is urgent. This is a national emergency.”

He concludes, “We must be wide awake from September to November 3rd! This is a call to arms for the soul of America! Our lives depend on this election! Grab a group of friends and register! Grab a group of friends and vote! Tell everyone!”

Armstrong also lists voter registration deadlines for a number of “swing” states and the link to HeadCount, a non-partisan voter registration organization.


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