Rock the Vote, founded in 1990, is a non-profit working toward enhancing the political involvement and power of young adults. The organization uses social events and community outreach to encourage voting in elections.
The Campus Election Engagement Project, affiliated with faculty on campus, will hold several non-partisan events throughout “Rock the Vote” week Sept. 19 – 23. CEEP is a national project that strives to encourage college students to participate in the election.
The “Rock Out with Rock the Vote” event will be from 3-8 p.m. on Sep. 21 at the student center amphitheater.
“The Rock Out event is meant to be a fun space where people can come and listen to good music or be entertained by other local talent and to get info on candidates in the upcoming election,” overseer of the event Emily Lane said.
She said the event will provide free spotlight for all acts including poets, comedians, theater groups, acoustic acts and other entertainers to perform and show their talents. Participation in the show is open to all ages, however those under the age of 16 will be required to sign a consent form.
There will be stations selling hotdogs and drinks, along with booths providing information about the presidential candidates and their views.
For more information concerning Rock the Vote visit www.rockthevote.com.
For more information concerning the Campus Election Engagement Project visit www.campuselect.org
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