Whoever said our generation was one of apathy and indifference was sadly mistaken.
Music lovers will have the chance to enter the political realm this summer with Spin the Vote, a new national voter registration program created by electronic music concert conglomerate Insomniac and Rock the Vote.
Spin the Vote kicked off on March 17th at Beyond Wonderland 2012 in San Bernardino, California. Volunteers registered concert attendees in person and through QR code-enabled mobile voter registration, allowing youth the opportunity to feel empowered and have their voices heard at the tip of their fingers. Spin the Vote staff also handed out buttons and stickers, and spoke to EDM fans about how big of an impact the 18-25 demographic can have on the upcoming election.
The program will have booths at all 2012 Insomniac festivals, including Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, Electric Daisy Carnival New York and Nocturnal Wonderland.
Spin the Vote will also call upon the help of house music headliners to help spread their message this fall, blasting video and voice messages from famous DJs to young voters.
Last election, Rock the Vote helped register 2.5 million young adults, and with the help of the new Spin the Vote program, these numbers are expected to grow even larger.
The Millennial Generation makes up nearly 1/4 of the entire 2012 electorate. This is a major opportunity to have our generation’s voices heard, force politicians to listen to our issues, and secure a future of prosperity and freedom.
To register to vote, please visit: http://spinthevote.org/