Press Release

ROCK THE VOTE STATEMENT ON THE PRE-REGISTRATION OF VOTERS EVERYWHERE (PROVE) ACT

LEGISLATION TO ALLOW YOUNG AMERICANS TO PREREGISTER TO VOTE IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS

Washington, DC - September 17, 2015

Rock the Vote President Ashley Spillane released the following statement after Congressman Don Beyer, representing Virginia’s 8th district, introduced a bill in honor of National Voter Registration Month that would allow young Americans to preregister to vote in federal elections.

“Our democracy is strongest when all eligible voters are empowered to participate. There is strong evidence that suggests allowing young people to preregister to vote can be an effective way to increase overall voter participation and encourage civic engagement. Rock the Vote supports policies that removes barriers and boosts participation, especially when it comes Millennials, the largest, most diverse population in our country’s generation. We hope that allowing young Americans to preregister to vote in federal elections will be seriously considered.”

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:

Kiki Burger | media@rockthevote.com | 202-719-9910