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Joins National Voter Registration Day
[September 22, 2016] – Electronic Music Alliance (EMA) has launched the first phase of its 2016 TURN UP THE VOTE initiative, a 3 phase campaign with the first phase being a push for voter registration, phase two awareness and resources, and third phase the big push for voter turnout on Election Day. This initiative is being supported by non-profit ally GIVE A BEAT and endorsed by Disco Donnie Presents faux “Disco Donnie for President” campaign. Electronic Music Alliance (EMA) has joined National Voter Registration Day the largest one-day effort to register voters in the U.S. as the first phase of their larger TURN UP THE VOTE initiative to increase both voter awareness and voter turnout amongst the ever-growing electronic dance music community.
EMA and partners are joining more than 2,000 organizations across the country who combining forces on September 27, 2016, National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) to implement grassroots voter registration programs in an effort to ensure every eligible voter has an opportunity to register and vote in the 2016 election.
National Voter Registration Day is led by a diverse, non-partisan group including MTV, the League of Women Voters, Bus Federation, Rock the Vote, Voto Latino, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), Fair Elections Legal Network, Nonprofit VOTE, former Elections Administrator in Arizona Tammy Patrick, Secretary of State John Merrill (R- AL) and Secretary of State Steve Simon (D -MN). Also lending their support of the day include Tumblr, MTV, HeadCount, Etsy and Independent Journal Review. For more details about the National Voter Registration Day movement, visit www.NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org
Endorsements within the EMA network include Disco Donnie Presents, Give A Beat, LAHAF, Global Block, International Ravers Charity, EMX LA, Liquid Todd of SiriusXM, Groove Radio, Key-frame Entertainment, Cadence and Cause, Rave Ready, Partytime Magazine, Grammy Nominee The Crystal Method, internationally renowned artist Felix Wright, as well as DJ Shar4, Table Syndicate, and DJ Mother Earth, Joseph Petit (SSDP and LARRP), Mystic Pete (KXLU – In a Dream), Alex Polychenko (Bash + Polychenko). Together, these organizations will leverage their networks to help increase participation in this year’s election.
Those who are interested in joining Electronic Music Alliance’s Turn UP The Vote campaign can visit www.ema-global.org
Inspired by the Global Block 2012 Turn Up the Vote campaign, and responding to the call to action by Pachamama Alliance, and Move to Amend.
Electronic Music Alliance (EMA)
501(c)(3) non-profit and global membership alliance of dance music fans, artists, and industry idealists. Encourages our community to be the "Sound of Change." EMA organizes around issues important to the community like health, safety, greening, and giving back to local communities through charitable works. We work to educate our community about these issues and create programs that offer fun & effective solutions.
About National Voter Registration Day
National Voter Registration Day is celebrated on the fourth Tuesday of every September by thousands of volunteers, celebrities, organizations, businesses and elected officials from all over the country. This single day of coordinated grassroots, digital and media efforts is aimed at creating a pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities – reaching hundreds of thousands of new voters who would not register otherwise. Visit NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org to learn about events in your area or to use the online tools to learn about getting registered in your state.
National Voter Registration Day was founded in 2012 in response to over six million Americans reporting that they didn’t vote as a result of missing the registration deadline or not knowing how to register. On August 6, 2015, President Obama announced the White House’s official support of NVRD, joining with state election officials of the nonpartisan National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) that has been championing the holiday since 2012.
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