Sunday, August 3, 2008

Respect My Vote!

This is the "Respect My Vote!" tee done mostly by my home-boy Jhawn with added touches by yours truly. We are the Dream Generation, a generation that comes together as Black, White, Brown, Asian, and Native American. We are those born after 1964 who stand at the table of brotherhood and sisterhood, on the shoulders of those who have fought before us to give us a voice, and from this vantage point we see the power in coming together and voting to ensure that our voices are heard – for “silence is betrayal.”

Hip Hop Vote 2008 is a voter registration and education campaign, which registers young residents in urban communities and on college campuses to vote in twelve states and Washington, DC. The Hip Hop Vote 2008 campaign educates young people to understand the key issues that affect their lives and how to look for the candidates that are the best advocates for their concerns. We register and mobilize new voters via rallies, training sessions, community canvassing, postcard and cell phone blasts, audio and video PSA messages, town hall meetings and university campus events. Beyond the 2008 elections, the Hip Hop Caucus is dedicated to engaging our community as an active and educated democratic force within local and national government. If you would like to be a part of a Community Street Team to register new voters, educate people on the issues and get out the vote, email us at street_teams (at) The Hip Hop Caucus has extensive expertise in voter registration, education and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) work. In 2004, the current Hip Hop Caucus leadership were top architects behind a number of voter registration and GOTV organizations and campaigns, including Hip Hop Summit Action Network (Russell Simmons), Rock the Vote, Hip Hop Voices (AFL-CIO), Citizen Change (Sean "P-Diddy" Combs "Vote or Die” Campaign), Voice Your Choice (Jay-Z & Rebook), SMACKDOWN the Vote, Speak Now, and One Mind One Vote.
Since the end of the election cycle in 2004 the Hip Hop Caucus has grown its networks around the country by working on a range of issues including Economics, Education, Health Care, Housing and Justice. The Hip Hop Caucus’s email membership is currently at 700,000 people in urban communities nationwide. Twelve (12) Targeted States and the District of Columbia. California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Seventeen (17) Targeted Cities including the District of Columbia

Atlanta GA, Baltimore MD, Charlotte NC, Cincinnati OH, Cleveland OH, Columbus OH, Dallas TX, Detroit MI, Houston TX, Indianapolis IN, Bay Area CA, Miami FL, Philadelphia PA, Raleigh-Durham NC, Richmond VA, St. Louis MO, Washington DC.

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