Rock the Vote President Ashley Spillane released the following statement this afternoon on the need to protect and strengthen voting rights for American citizens, particularly young people:
“Protecting the right to vote should not be a partisan issue and we know members of both parties support expanding the electorate and increasing participation, especially with young people who represent our country’s future.  We need commonsense, reasonable laws in place that allow our generation to participate and have our voices heard at the ballot box.”

“Whether it’s renewing the Voting Rights Act, expanding early voting, or implementing online voter registration tools, there are many steps we can take to protect this fundamental right. As a country we should strive to achieve this goal. We look forward to candidates running for office – from the White House to state legislatures – stepping forward as defenders of this right.”

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