Non-partisan organization HeadCount.org has announced its biggest social media campaign to date, with their inaugural National Voter Registration Day. Teaming up with over 200 artists, actors, and other high-profile faces, the goal is to reach as many of those 75 million Americans that were eligible to vote in 2008 but were not properly registered.
Artists such as Bob Weir and Marc Brownstein (who both sit on the Board of Directors for HeadCount), Trey Anastasio, Dave Matthews, Stephen Colbert, Sarah Silverman, and actor Ed Norton are among the many high-profile names that have joined forces with HeadCount for NVRD.
Voting is a civic duty and responsibility that all Americans should partake in, for their voices to be heard. Whether you vote Democrat, Republican, Independent, Libertarian, Green, or for another party, it is of the utmost importance that you get out there and vote. If you have an opinion, THIS is your platform to be heard with your fellow Americans.
A vote that has improved in recent years, but still has plenty of room for growth is the 18-29 year old demographic, dubbed the Millennial Generation. This generation is made up of 44-million potential voters (more than one-fifth of the general electorate), while also being the most culturally diverse of any age demographic range.
Let your voice be heard – Get Out and Vote!
If you are not registered to vote, you can do so here.
For more information on how to get involved with HeadCount, click here.
Twitter hashtag for National Voter Registration Day is #925NVRD
Check out Dave Matthews Band’s video for “Mercy”, which has been edited to include a special message about voting:
Check out the HeadCount Photo Gallery Below: