Washington, DC - July 12, 2016
After Senator Bernie Sanders announced his endorsement of Secretary Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire today, signaling the end of his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president, Rock the Vote Vice President of Marketing & Creative Luis Calderin — who previously served as Director of Arts, Culture & the Youth Vote for Senator Sanders — issued the following statement:
“Rock the Vote congratulates Senator Sanders on his bold, progressive campaign for President and thanks him for his commitment to bringing young people together, making it easier — not harder — to participate in our elections and fighting for issues that matter to us.
“During my time with the campaign, I saw firsthand how many young people — many voting for the first time in their lives — have been inspired by Senator Sanders’ message and his commitment to people-powered change. He has passionately and effectively raised issues that matter to millions of young people across the country, and worked to bring all of us together to advocate for bold, progressive solutions — even as others work tirelessly to divide us.
“We have no doubt that Senator Sanders’ young supporters will continue to stay involved in this election, and in the political revolution that he started, whether it is through a specific campaign or through nonprofit organizations like Rock the Vote.”
About Rock the Vote:
Rock the Vote is the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization in the country driving the youth vote to the polls. Since 1990, Rock the Vote has fused pop culture, music, art and technology to fulfill its mission of building long-term youth political power. During the past six Presidential elections, Rock the Vote ran the largest voter registration drives for young people and has partnered with more than 25,000 partners through its online, multi-lingual voter registration tool. Rock the Vote is dedicated to mobilizing the vote, protecting voting rights and advocating for an electoral process and voting system that works for the Millennial generation, America's largest and most diverse population in history. To get Rock the Vote updates on upcoming events, election reminders and candidate, visit RocktheVote.com. Engage on social media, by following Rock the Vote on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @rockthevote.