Thursday, March 16, 2006

Rock the Vote Could be Going Under

Its not looking too good for non-profit organization, Rock The Vote according to news reports. In the 2004 presidential election, Rock the Vote registered about 1.4 million voters at college campuses and through the oh-so-great World Wide Web. And now, the organization is barely staying afloat because of an enormous debt they have accumulated.

Since their huge success, Rock the Vote has issued a statement to the LA Times stating they’re in a “modest debt” which totals $500,000 according to their political director, Hans Riemer. They conclude it’s typical after a presidential election. The organization believes they will be back on their feet in the coming weeks are months and are ready to begin a new chapter of Rock the Vote.

The power of Rock the Vote was very influential to the youth turn out for the 2004 presidential election; they were a huge reason why 47 percent of eligible voters 18 to 24 years of age went to the polls. Rock the Vote’s marketing and canvassing tactics are a viable asset to the arena of politics to inform youth about how to take charge and insist in electing officials. Hopefully, the organization gets back on their feet and helps have an even larger youth turn out at upcoming and future polls.


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