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Rock The Vote Still Hip, Still Needed After 25 Years

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 10.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Early in the morning of June 11, 1990, Luther "Luke Skyywalker" Campbell and Christopher "Fresh Kid-Ice" Wong Won, members of the provo...

How Harvard Is Trying to Translate Protests into Votes

Talmon J. Smith | Posted 10.07.2015 | College
Talmon J. Smith

The Harvard University Institute of Politics, well known for its polling data on voting patterns, created the National Campaign back in 2003 to explore ways to translate Millennial buzz around social justice and service into more tangible civic and political outcomes.

Voting Is the Party, Did You RSVP?

Ashley Spillane | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Ashley Spillane

Everyone wants to be invited to the party -- and Rock the Vote wants to tell you about a party that everyone over 18 is invited too. It's voting, and earlier this week Rock the Vote celebrated the day that helps get everyone on the invite list: National Voter Registration Day.

Stare Deep Into Kendall Jenner's Eyes While She Tells You To Vote

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.22.2015 | Entertainment

First Kanye wants to run for President, and now Kendall Jenner wants you millennials to vote. In a new video produced on behalf of...

Youth Vote: Social Media

T Statman | Posted 08.27.2015 | Teen
T Statman

Rock the Vote has an awesome campaign encouraging young people to register and vote. They started internet registration in the '90s as the first to offer it online as well as over the phone.

Why Powerful Forces Want to Curb the Youth Vote -- and Why We Can't Let Them

Keith Mestrich | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Keith Mestrich

Powerful forces, acutely aware of the threat the American youth vote could pose to their interests, are actively working to silence the power of young people at the polls prior to November's midterm elections. We need to make sure they don't succeed.

Join Lil Jon and Turn Out for Legalization!

Sharda Sekaran | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Sharda Sekaran

If you believe it's time to stop arresting hundreds of thousands of people every year simply for possessing a small amount of marijuana, we need you to "turn out" in states with marijuana reform initiatives to help make this election year "turn out" right.

Rock The Vote President Fires Back At Fox News Host's 'Crazy' Claim

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 10.09.2014 | College

Fox News' Lisa Kennedy Montgomery declaration that she "absolutely" doesn't want young people to vote if they aren't properly informed doesn't sit we...

Lil Jon On Midterms: Turn Out For What?

The Daily Beast | Tim Mak and Asawin Suebsaeng | Posted 10.08.2014 | Black Voices

Rock the Vote’s latest voter mobilization ad will make more than a Lil splash. The nonpartisan millennial advocacy group is out Tuesday morning w...

'Turn Out For What:' Lil Jon Has Got The Beat To Make Your Booty Go Vote

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

If "turn down for what" is a rhetorical question about why one would cease partying, "turn out for what" represents the calculation about how to motiv...

Kendall Jenner Just Made A Really Good Point

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

Model Kendall Jenner, who rose to fame as a member of the Kardashian clan, proved just how easy it is to register to vote, even for Americans not in t...

Vote or... Just Vote

Christina Gagnier | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Christina Gagnier

Does the form seem long? It is really not that bad. Trouble getting to the polls? You can elect absentee.

Let's Help Give Every Citizen the Chance to Vote

Keith Mestrich | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Keith Mestrich

Low voter participation opens the door for elected officials to feel less accountable to the public and, often, more beholden to the special interests that support them. Whether you are on the left or the right, you have to agree that that's bad for everybody.

Preserve Our Democracy: Protect Voters' Rights

Keith Mestrich | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Keith Mestrich

Though slow and unsteady, the gradual expansion of voting rights in the United States has been one of our country's most significant achievements. But now, groups of politicians and their supporters, seeking to steer outcomes of elections in their favor, are working to restrict access to voting.

Major Voting Rights Organization: 'We Will Fight' VRA Ruling

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.27.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin joins Rock The Vote president Heather Smith live from Apsen to talk about the Supreme Court decision on the Voting ...

Rig the Vote

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Rig the Vote is the evil opposite of Rock the Vote. Rock is the campaign by a nonprofit to increase political engagement and register young people. Rig is the campaign by the GOP to suppress political engagement and subvert balloting.

Sandra Fluke On What It Will Take To Get A Woman In The White House

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 01.21.2013 | Women

"We were lucky enough to get hugs from Michelle Obama. It was like hugging America," the lead singer of folk-rock band Delta Rae told a cheering audie...

Postal Disenfranchisement

Jaime Zucker | Posted 01.06.2013 | College
Jaime Zucker

I hope we can all be united in common admiration for the right we took advantage of on November 6. Because we tend to have such easy access to the vote in the United States, it can seem like less of a privilege than it does in places where blood is spilled and governments toppled in the fight for it.

Your Vote Could Help Determine the Election

Caitlin Maguire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Caitlin Maguire

Saying "my vote won't make a difference" is not an excuse. Your vote does make a difference. Your vote could be one to help swing this election.

PHOTOS: Obama, Romney Cabbage Patch Dolls Raise Money For Charity

Posted 10.10.2012 | Impact

Mitt Romney has his enviable head of hair, while President Barack Obama has the most consistent smile we’ve ever seen. And to capture the signature ...

Spin the Vote Video: EDM Votes!

Becca Frucht | Posted 12.09.2012 | Impact
Becca Frucht

Spin the Vote (a project of Rock the Vote and Insomniac Events) and some of the biggest EDM artists in the world want you to know how important it is ...

Health Care Matters in This Election

Linda Bergthold | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

I've been reminded of how important it is to remember the personal stories at this point in the election season. Talking heads will pontificate about who won what debate and what poll is really accurate. But there are real consequences to this election.

WATCH: Who Is Miley Cyrus Voting For?

Posted 09.27.2012 | Comedy

If you're still on the fence about voting in November, Funny Or Die and these celebs have about a million different reasons for you to do it. Granted,...

No One Knows Voting Like Reality Show Judge

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee When’s the last time you remember young people tripping over themselves to vote? Adam Shankman, a judge on the hit reality TV sho...

Hurdles to Voter Registration Limit Democracy

Camille Crittenden | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Camille Crittenden

The U.S. has one of the lowest rates of voter registration among modern democracies. In honor of National Voter Registration Day, encourage eligible voters in your social network to register.