Press Release

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: RAPPER AND DJ LIL JON VOTES IN 2014 MIDTERM ELECTIONS IN GEORGIA AFTER NOT RECEIVING ABSENTEE BALLOT

Rapper and Producer Lil Jon flies cross-country to vote in home-state after he did not receive absentee ballot from Georgia election officials after numerous attempts

Washington, DC - November 4, 2014

Rock the Vote, the largest non-profit, non-partisan organization in the United States building the political power of young people, today released video of campaign spokesperson Lil Jon voting in the 2014 Midterm Elections in his home state of Georgia. Lil Jon flew into Atlanta on a 6am cross-country flight this morning after not receiving his absentee ballot from Georgia election officials.

View video and photos of Lil Jon voting today with an “I Voted” sticker.

Lil Jon tweeted about the incident earlier today:

@LilJon 

6AM FLIGHT TO ATL TO VOTE BECAUSE GA NEVA SENT MY BALLOT AFTER NUMEROUS CALLS!!! U CANT DISCOURAGE ME! #VOTETODAY… http://on.fb.me/1wvkm59

“Lil Jon would not turn down the chance to turn out,” said Rock the Vote President Ashley Spillane. “We are proud to be working with him as our campaign spokesperson this year, and impressed with his dedication to participating in the democratic process.”

ABOUT ROCK THE VOTE

Rock the Vote is the largest non-profit and non-partisan organization in the United States building the political power of young people. Fusing pop culture, politics, and technology, Rock the Vote works to mobilize the millennial voting bloc and the youth vote, protect voting rights, and advocate for an electoral process and voting system that works for the 21st century electorate. Since 1990, Rock the Vote has revolutionized the use of pop culture, music, art and technology to inspire political activity. Now, for almost 25 years, Rock the Vote has pioneered ways to make voting easier by simplifying and demystifying voter registration and elections for young adults. Rock the Vote has run the largest voter registration drives for young people on record during the past six Presidential elections. In 2008 and 2012, our on-the-ground efforts, online organizing, and cutting-edge tools and technologies made us the largest non-partisan voter engagement campaign in the nation. All of these efforts have resulted in Rock the Vote registering over six million new voters, bringing millions more to the polls, and becoming a trusted resource for young people, government agencies, and technological innovators passionate about political discourse and engagement. See more information here.

Contacts:

Audrey Gelman | audrey@rockthevote.com | 646-436-3296