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MEDIA ALERT Rock the Vote’s Road Trip 08 is on the road!

Rock the Vote’s Voter Registration Campaign has Reached an Unprecedented 1.5 million & Counting…

Pittsburgh, PA - September 21, 2008

NEXT STOP:  “The Road Trip ‘08” concert at University of Pittsburgh 

WHO:    Rock the Vote, Executive Director, Heather Smith
           Artists: Trevor Menear, Wiz Khalifa, Donora

WHERE:        University of Pittsburgh
                  Bigelow Lawn at the William Pitt Union
                  Pittsburgh, PA 15260

WHEN:   Sunday September 21st, 2008 – 3:30 pm 

WHY:  2008’s election stands to be remembered as the most historically significant and hotly contested race in many years.  As such, promoting Rock the Vote’s mission to “engage and build the political power of young people in order to achieve progressive change in our country” has never been more vital.  The Road Trip '08 is designed to fully maximize voter registration, education and engagement efforts in key youth markets by staging high profile events that will feature the best musical talent, and speakers.  

            The Road Trip '08 bus includes:

                + Interactive kiosks to learn more about the issues
                + Voter registration
                + Information on candidate platforms, and the latest poll data
                + Opportunity to sign up to become a Rock the Vote member
                + Rock the Vote merchandise for sale

About Rock the Vote: Rock the Vote’s mission is to engage and build the political power of young people in order to achieve progressive change in our country.  Rock the Vote uses music, popular culture and new technologies to engage and incite young people to register and vote in every election. And we give young people the tools to identify, learn about, and take action on the issues that affect their lives, and leverage their power in the political process.  Rock the Vote is creative, effective, and controlled by nobody’s agenda but our own – we tell it like it is and pride ourselves on being a trusted source for information on politics.  We empower the 45 million young people in America who want to step up, claim their voice in the political process, and change the way politics is done.

Road Trip 08 Partners:  
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