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Here's a selection of recent press releases from Rock the Vote:


**MEDIA ADVISORY**

ROCK THE VOTE AND NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER TO CELEBRATE SECOND ANNUAL DEMOCRACY DAY

HUNDREDS OF PHILADELPHIA HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS REGISTER TO VOTE AND PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL CIVICS EDUCATION PROGRAM
Philadelphia, PA - 03/21/12

Judge Hears Challenge to Florida’s Restrictive Voter Registration Law
Florida Key Battleground in Upholding Right to Vote in 2012
Florida - 03/01/12

**MEDIA ADVISORY**
Youth Vote Faces Fresh Assault in Multiple States in 2012

Florida Judge to Hear Rock the Vote Lawsuit to Block New Voter Registration Obstacles
Washington, DC - 02/28/12

Rock the Vote and Original Retro Brand Celebrate Grammy Week with the Kick-off of Their Exclusive Rock the Vote Apparel Collection
Hosts Include: Bryan Greenberg, Keri Hilson, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas
Los Angeles, CA - 02/07/12

Rock the Vote Kicks off 2012 Election Cycle with “Rock the Caucus” at Iowa high schools statewide
Top Republican Presidential hopefuls attend to win support of the youth vote
Washington, DC - 01/03/12

**MEDIA ADVISORY**
Representatives Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann and Senator Rick Santorum to attend Rock the Vote's Rock the Caucus event co-sponsored by Iowa Secretary of State’s office
Des Moines, IA - 01/02/12

Rock the Vote, League of Women Voters, and Florida PIRG Ask Federal Court to Block Florida Voter Registration Restrictions
New Law Forces Rock the Vote and LWVF to Suspend Registration Drives
Tallahassee, FL - 12/15/11

Rock the Vote Statement on Governor Brown signing SB 397, establishing online voter registration in California.
"Today marks a giant step towards a more modern, updated, and secure election system in the state of California."
Washington, DC - 10/09/11

MARCUS GRAHAM PROJECT & ROCK THE VOTE PARTNER TO INCREASE VOTER EMPOWERMENT AMONGST MILLENIALS
Applications now available for participation in summer learning experience for aspiring new media professionals
Dallas, TX - 09/21/11

Rock the Vote Testimony at U.S. Senate Hearing Examining Restrictive Voting Laws
Rock the Vote President Heather Smith submits testimony for the U.S. Senate Hearing on new state voting laws that threaten to disenfranchise voters.
Washington, DC - 09/08/11

First-Ever Study Finds Majority of States’ Voting Systems Failing Young Americans
Rock the Vote’s Scorecard Ranks Best and Worst States as 2012 Campaign Begins

Finds 41% national average- Washington, Iowa, District of Columbia, Montana, Oregon and North Carolina scoring highest

Washington, DC - 06/08/11

**MEDIA ADVISORY—AUDIO PRESS CONFERENCE**
Rock the Vote to Release Voting System Scorecard, Ranking Best and Worst States

The 50-state analysis will challenge local and national leaders to improve our antiquated elections systems in order to serve the next generation of American voters.
Washington, DC - 06/06/11

*STATEMENT*
New Bill Passed by Florida Legislature Attacks Young Voters, Must be Vetoed

Rock the Vote President Heather Smith calls on FLA Governor Rick Scott to reject HB 1355,which targets third-party voter registration groups, threatens volunteers with fines, reduces the early voting period and prevents changing addresses at the polls.
Washington, DC - 05/06/11

Voter Registration Organizations Blast Florida Legislature’s Assault on Young Voters
Rock the Vote, Southern Energy Network, HeadCount, Student PIRGs among groups opposing Senate Bill 2086 as an unnecessary maneuver that will create wasteful bureaucracy and intimidate voters.
Washington, DC - 05/03/11

Glee's Darren Criss and KIIS FM join Rock the Vote in Launching National "Democracy Day"
Democracy Day Kicks Off March 23, 2011
Washington, DC - 03/21/11

Rock the Vote Launches 'Democracy Day' with Glee Star Darren Criss, Bringing Civics to High Schools Nationwide
In partnership with the National Education Association, hundreds of educators around the country will teach Rock the Vote's Democracy Class in celebration of the 40th anniversary of 26th Amendment, which gave 18-year-olds the right to vote.
Washington, DC - 03/21/11

ABUSIVE WISCONSIN VOTER ID LAWS PUT SPOTLIGHT ON NATIONAL WAR ON VOTING
Statement from Rock the Vote President, Heather Smith
Washington, DC - 02/22/11

Republicans Win All Age Demographics but Under 30; Young Voters Resist Wave, Candidates Miss Opportunity
Failure to build on 2008 strategies means both parties will play catch-up in 2012
Washington, DC - 11/03/10

Vote Tallies from Key States Across the Country
 - 11/02/10

**ROCK THE VOTE STATEMENT**
EARLY TALLIES SHOW: YOUTH VOTE ON PACE WITH 2006 IN ROCK THE VOTE TARGET MARKETS

"With several hours before polls close, vote tallies in youth dense precincts across the country show young voters are heading to the ballot box."
Washington, DC - 11/02/10

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