Rock the Vote Hosts Voter Registration Booth at the Global Citizen Festival Action Summit
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 25th, 2014) – Rock the Vote, the largest non-profit and non-partisan organization in the United States building the political power of young people, is hitting the streets of New York City to register Millennials and first-time voters at the Global Citizen Festival Action Summit. Amidst efforts in over 30 states to restrict voting rights, Rock the Vote’s efforts at the Action Summit are aimed at encouraging New Yorkers, especially young people, to register to vote and come out to the polls for the midterm elections on November 4th.
The Global Citizen Festival Action Summit, held in Washington Square Park, is geared towards building the identity of young people as Global Citizens committed to taking action. In addition to the voter registration drive, Rock the Vote’s efforts at the Action Summit will include creative activations fusing pop culture and politics, as well as information regarding Rock the Vote’s own leading-edge mobile and digital registration tool.
“Rock the Vote is thrilled to be participating in the Global Citizen Festival Action Summit,” said Ashley Spillane, president of Rock the Vote. “The central mission of the Action Summit is to encourage New Yorkers, especially the Millennial generation, to make their voices heard. We are excited to be part of those efforts and empower attendees to register to vote and cast their ballots in the upcoming midterm elections.”
About Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote is the largest non-profit and non-partisan organization in the United States driving the youth vote to the polls. 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