The Democracy Commitment (TDC) and Rock the Vote are pleased to announce a new partnership for Engage the Election 2014 (#e214)—a continuance of TDC’s first signature initiative, Engage the Election: 2012, that focuses on the midterm election.
Rock the Vote is the nation’s largest organization building the political power of young people in politics and has run the largest voter registration drives for young people on record during the past six Presidential elections. By engaging Millennials in a way that is meaningful to them—at the intersection of pop culture, new technology, and politics— Rock the Vote ensures they are registered to vote, are educated about their rights, and have the information they need to cast an informed ballot in every election.
This year, Rock the Vote is focused on empowering young people to demonstrate their political power in the 2014 midterm election. In the United States today there are currently more than 45 million eligible voters between the ages of 18 and 29, with another 12,000 people turning 18 every day. While this age group has the potential to become the most significant voting bloc in the nation, its participation in our democracy remains lackluster. The power of young people as consumers and creators is well documented; now they must harness that power as voters and changemakers.
Through this partnership, Rock the Vote will provide a free, user-friendly online voter registration tool that partners can customize and use to register their supporters, communities and others to register online. The tool:
Rock the Vote also offers Democracy Class-a fun 45-minute lesson program that uses video, a discussion and a mock election exercise to equip young people with the skills they need to navigate the elections process and participate as active citizens.
If you are interested in taking advantage of Rock the Vote’s free election resources to help your school increase student voting rates, contact Dominic Lowell, Rock the Vote’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, at (202) 719-9910 or [email protected]. Please copy me, TDC National Coordinator Stephanie South at [email protected], on your email.