August 4, 2016 by kYmizsofly
What is Rock the Vote?
Rock the Vote changed politics forever 25 years ago. The organization was founded in 1990 by a group of artists and recording industry staff, including current Rock the Vote board member Jeff Ayeroff in response to the Parent Music Resource Center’s music censorship campaign with the goal of getting young people to realize their political power, specifically to protect artists’ right to free speech. Now, 25 years later, Rock the Vote is still pioneering ways to get young people involved in the political process. Rock the Vote’s online voter registration platform is at the cutting edge of voting technology. It is available for free and is used by hundreds of partners, from NCLR to Microsoft.
In addition to making voter registration technology readily available, we are also fighting to make online registration available across the country, because that’s still not a thing in some states! We believe more access to elections is always better and are fighting for a world where everyone has easy, convenient and accesible voting options.