Monday, April 14, 2008

Montevallo Rocks the Vote

This news comes from the Office of Student Life:
The University Program Council (UPC) will sponsor “Rock the Vote,” Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m., at the McChesney Student Activity Center.

“Rock the Vote” engages youth in the political process by incorporating the entertainment community and youth culture into its activities. It harnesses cutting-edge trends and pop culture to make political participation cool, and mobilizes young people to create positive social and political change in their lives and communities. The goal of “Rock the Vote” is to increase youth voter turnout, with the intention of ensuring that young people take advantage of their right to vote.

“Rock The Vote” will feature hosts Rachel and Shane from MTV's Real World/Road Rules cast. They will give a breakdown of each presidential candidate. In addition, there will be a question-and-answer period, and a meet-and-greet and autograph session with the hosts at the end of the program.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate, let their voices be heard and obtain answers to questions they may have about the candidates and the political process.

Questions about the event? Contact Melvin Milton, UPC Coordinator, at Ext. 6565, or via e-mail at
If you still have doubts that your vote counts, consider this: Rock the Vote has reported that the under-30 vote has quadrupled in Tennessee and tripled in Georgia when compared to the year 2000.

Remember that you can always pick up your voter registration form at the Ask Here desk if you haven't already registered for the November elections. Not sure if you're ready for the fall? Any questions about your registration can be answered by your county's Board of Registrars. A complete list is also available here at the library.

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