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ROCK THE VOTE KICKS OFF CONVENTIONS WITH “BALLOT BASH” OPENING NIGHT CONCERT FEATURING FALL OUT BOY, N*E*R*D, JAKOB DYLAN AND AFTER-PARTY WITH NICK CANNON TO DJ

Washington, DC - August 12, 2008

Later this month, Rock the Vote will kick off our 2008 Democratic and Republican Convention activities with “Ballot Bash,” a star-studded event showcasing the power of the youth vote in the 2008 Presidential election. The Monday night concert in Denver, Colorado will feature world-class musical acts including: FALL OUT BOY, N*E*R*D and Jakob Dylan.

Don’t miss the action as guests, delegates, young adults, politicians and celebrities come together to rock the night away!

When:

Monday, August 25th 2008
Ballot Bash Concert: 10pm –12am MT
After Party: 12am – 2am MT

Where:

Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Denver Performing Arts Complex
Denver, Colorado

Who:

More than 2,500 guests will experience a live concert in the world-class acoustical Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The show will feature exclusive performances and collaboration by marquee artists including FALL OUT BOY, N*E*R*D and Jakob Dylan.

The party continues as 400 guests head to the official after party featuring Nick Cannon on the turntables with hottest VIPS and celebrity guests filling the room.

“Young people are critical in choosing the next President. As all eyes are on Denver and St. Paul, Rock the Vote will be front and center amplifying the voices of young Americans and ensuring that both candidates and campaigns are paying attention,” says Heather Smith Executive Director, Rock the Vote.

There is a political youth movement happening in the country right now. Young people hit the polls in record numbers this primary season and will carry that momentum to Election Day this November. Already in 2008, more than one million people have used Rock the Vote’s online tool to register to vote and by November, Rock the Vote will have registered more than two million 18-29 year olds through online, broadcast, and grassroots outreach.  

Rock the Vote will be in Denver and St. Paul representing the 44 million eligible young voters.  Through Ballot Bash and our other events at the conventions, we aim to make sure the political world knows that the time has come for young adults’ voices to be heard. 

For media credentials please contact Madeline Peters at Madeline@rockthevote.com or 202- 719-9910.

For additional information on Rock the Vote’s convention activities in both Denver and St. Paul please visit: www.rockthevote.com/rocktheconvention

Ballot Bash 2008 is made possible through the support of AT&T. 

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 44 million young people in America who want to step up, claim their voice in the political process, and change the way politics is done. www.RockTheVote.com