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 Chrissy Faessen, chrissy (at) rockthevote.com, 202.368.1706

Rock the Vote Call's on Virginia's Young Voters to Register before October 5th Deadline

Register to vote at RockTheVote.com

Washington, D.C. - October 2, 2009

The voter registration deadline is just 4 days away for Virginia’s voters and Rock the Vote needs your help to mobile and register young voters across the state.   Today’s young voters are the most diverse group of young adults in history – they’re civically engaged, passionate about issues, like health care and a clean energy economy, and politically aware.   

Join us in reaching out to Virginia’s young adults, including those that have moved and need to re-register.  Here are a few ways you can be involved: 

  1. Promote Important Voter Dates
    • Last day to register for 2009 election: Monday, October 5, 2009
    • Virginia general election: November 3, 2009
    • Talking Points:
      • Register to vote by visiting www.rockthevote.com
      • Make your voice be heard.   Get important election information and sign up for mobile updates from Rock the Vote by texting the word “VOTE" to RTVOTE (788683).
  1. Post the Rock the Vote Online Voter Registration tool on your website, and encourage your {listeners, readers, viewers} to register.  Post our online voter registration tool to your website or blog, allowing your visitors to complete a voter registration application that is both quick and easy without having to leave your site. Visit www.rockthevote.com/partners  to get your personal online voter registration widget.
  2. Run Rock the Vote PSAs or create your own using Rock the Vote talking points.
Radio

    • Rock the Vote has developed PSAs with the help of some of our artists. We are calling on radio stations in Virginia to help in encouraging young people to register to vote by playing these spots.  Visit www.rockthevote.com/radiorocksthevote
    • Rock the Vote can provide your station’s on-air personalities with brief talking points for on-air announcements or create 15- or 30-second spots to inform listeners about the Virginia primary.

Broadcast 

    • Run Rock the Vote PSAs
      • Rock The Vote has teamed up with Christina Aguilera, Adrian Grenier and many other artists to engage and inspire young Americans to register and turnout out to the polls.  Email Chrissy (at) rockthevote.com to get free copies of the public service announcements.

 In last year’s historic election, Rock the Vote ran the largest nonpartisan voter registration campaign in history.  Using a combination of online, mobile and grassroots outreach, Rock the Vote registered 2.25 million individuals.  
 

    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. www.RockTheVote.com.