All lives will not matter until black lives matter. ##blacklivesmatter♬ My Tears Are Becoming A Sea - M83
Like Naomi Osaka, Frances Tiafoe, and many, many more, Coco Gauff is using her platform to raise awareness of the issues behind the unrest in America.
On Tuesday, the 16-year-old posted a black square but she wanted to be sure that everyone was taking action, not just posting photos.
Use your platform to spread awareness! Use it to get your friends/followers to sign the petitions! YOU can make a difference no matter how big or small your platform is! https://t.co/RkXXfar7xS— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) June 1, 2020
Super star names like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer posted on #BlackoutTuesday, and Gauff wasn't afraid to jump in with a call to action.
Since she's only 16, the American can't vote yet, but she wants everyone else to use their own voices to drive change.
VOTE. VOTE. VOTE. INDIANA‼️MARYLAND‼️MONTANA‼️NEW MEXICO‼️PENNSYLVANIA‼️RHODE ISLAND‼️ SOUTH DAKOTA‼️IT IS YOUR TURN TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!!!— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) June 2, 2020
Gauff is encouraging her followers to email, text and send letters, while raising awareness as well.