Check out Chrissy from Rock the Vote moderating Self Magazine’s #13for13 Resolutions for a Better HOA: Get Involved. Featuring panelists from the Knight Foundation’s, Jeff Coates; Ashoka’s Lennon Flowers; Alex Smith, from the College Republican National Committee; Chris Wallas, Obama Campaign Field Organizer from Prince George’s County and and Devin Foley, from The Intellectual Takeout.
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National Voter Registration DayTuesday, September 25th, 2012
National Voter Registration Day
From coast to coast, Rock the Vote is blowing out the first ever National Voter Registration Day with concerts, events, videos, and new technologies, all with the goal of registering more voters than have ever been registered to vote in a single day. In Philadelphia, Rock the Vote is having a huge concert at the Community College of Philadelphia with Talib Kweli, a guest DJ set by Jeffery Tonnesen, and an appearance with Miss USA Olivia Culpo. It is also the first stop of the second leg of the Road Trip, which will be coming to a city near you soon. Make sure to keep tabs on them #RTVRoadtrip.
In New York City, Rock the Vote has teamed up with NYC Votes to put on the Youth Voter Registration Jam, which will bring DJ’s from radio station Hot97 together with stars like Rosario Dawson all together for a great time to get young people registered.
In LA Rock the Vote is doing 2 amazing events with Amoeba music. In the store there will be a live show with Murs and Fashawn celebrating both National Voter Registration Day. They have a new album coming out today called This Generation. If you can’t make the show tonight at 6pm at Amoeba Records in Hollywood, be sure to check out the live cast of the concert. Across the street at Space15twenty Band of Horses are playing an intimate show for National Voter Registration Day and to mark the release of their new album Mirage Rock.
We are also having events in places as far and wide as Austin, Boston, Detroit, and many many more. See which ones are happening near you and go out and register!
Not only that, but we have teamed up with Funny or Die for two awesome, and very funny videos with today’s biggest stars. Don’t miss them!
All of this is to bring people together, both in person and online, to register to vote and be heard. Join us, and share the the link to rockthevote.com today as much as you can to make sure everyone you know is registered to vote today! It’s easier now than ever, and you can even do it right on Facebook!
Primary Day in New HampshireTuesday, January 10th, 2012
It is Primary Day in New Hampshire. The first primary in the 2012 contest. And while voters are heading to the polls for the Democratic and Republican primaries (polls close at 7pm!), some misinformation is being spread about the voting laws.
So here is the low-down:
1/ If you are registered to vote already, you do not need to bring ID to the polls.
2/ If you are not registered to vote, you can do so at the polls today (!) and you must bring proof of who you are and where you live (utility bill, student ID, etc)
Last year, the state of NH tried to pass legislation that would make it nearly impossible for out-of-state students to vote, end same-day voter registration, and require very specific voter ID at the polls. But students and citizens in NH rallied and won! The measures were all rejected.
But today there has been a bunch of confusion caused by misinformation about voting rights flying around NH.
Check out this message from Rock the Vote’s Amanda Brown (who used to be a student voter in NH) as she sets the record straight.
If you have questions about election information, go to electionland.com for more information.
And, clearly the attempts to make it harder for students to vote whether through laws or confusion are not going away. Rock the Vote will be fighting back. If you want to help, sign up to join our ‘Rock the Vote, Don’t Bock the Vote’ campaign.
Voting by Mail?Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
Some states call it “absentee voting,” others call it “Vote-by-mail.” Either way if you had a ballot sent to you, make sure you follow all the instructions on the ballot and get it back ASAP. If your election officials receive the ballot after Election Day, your vote will NOT be counted. So make sure you get your ballots in as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, call your secretary of state’s office. You can find contact information at Electionland.
Register to Vote with JojoThursday, September 30th, 2010
In the next few weeks you’re going to see videos from all sorts of people asking you to get out the vote. But this video with the musician Jojo captures a great moment where Jojo told Rock the Vote’s President Heather Smith that she actually needed to register to vote. In this honest to goodness, unscripted, unplanned moment, Heather sits with Jojo and gets her registered to vote.
Jojo announces that registering to vote was painless.
It really is painless…and there are only a few days left to do it. So if you’re atleast 18 years old on November 2nd and not yet registered, time is running out to register to vote.