Press Release

ROCK THE VOTE JOINS WEDC AT SXSW 2015

***Rock the Vote President Ashley Spillane is available for interviews and appearances.***

Washington, DC - March 9, 2015

On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, the non-partisan and non-profit organization Rock the Vote will join the Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) for the music portion of their We DC programming during the 2015 SXSW festival in Austin, TX.

Rock the Vote’s Executive Director, Ashley Spillane, will co-host the We DC & Rock the Vote Music Brunch from 11AM – 1PM (We DC House, 340 2nd Street) and attend the We DC SXSW Official Music Showcase from 8PM – 2AM (Bungalow, 92 Rainey Street).

Rock the Vote will be on site to encourage attendees to get involved with civic participation: to register, educate themselves, and show up to vote in local and national elections.

WHAT:
Rock the Vote joins We DC at SXSW 2015

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
11AM – 1PM: We DC & Rock the Vote Music Brunch
We DC House
340 2nd Street
Austin, Texas

8PM – 2AM: We DC SXSW Official Music ShowcaseBungalow
92 Rainey Street
Austin, Texas

WHO:
@ We DC SXSW Official Music Showcase: Black Alley; Jukebox the Ghost; Oddisee; Paperhaus; Prinze George; Rare Essence; and DC Loves Dilla feat. Oddisee, Asheru, Maimouna Youssef, Kokayi & The Players

About Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP)
The Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) is a 501(c)(3) organization aimed to promote economic development and business opportunities for Washington, D.C. and enhance the city’s economy through jobs creation, increased tax revenues, retaining existing businesses, and attracting new businesses.  The WDCEP facilitates economic development through business attraction and business retention programs and activities including site location assistance, educational seminars and workshops, networking and relationship building events, and serves as a key resource for DC economic development information.  The WDCEP publishes several reports throughout the year including the DC Development Report, DC Doing Business Guide, and Neighborhood Profiles.  For additional information, please visit www.wdcep.com.

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 processing nearly seven million voter registrations, 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:

media@rockthevote.com | 202.910.7719