San Diego Rock The Vote Event Set to Register & Mobilize Disenfranchised & Newly Registered Youth for Midterm Elections
Indivisible Watu has partnered with Rock the Vote © to bring Rock, Rap, Register to San Diego on October 21, 2018 at the WorldBeat Cultural Center
SAN DIEGO, CA— Indivisible WATU’s Rock the Vote San Diego, in association with Be the Vote, a coalition of nonprofit organizations focused on voter education and engagement, will host a nonpartisan free concert and voter registration drive at the WorldBeat Cultural Center on Saturday, October 21, 2018 from 2pm to 8pm. According to Rock, Rap, Register’s partner, NextGen America, “Young people have the potential to reshape the American political landscape in November, but they often don’t recognize their electoral power.”
Rock, Rap, Register will bring together a cross-section of young adults, local and national entertainers, celebrity guest speakers, activists, artists and community members with one specific goal: to encourage significant numbers of low-propensity and disenfranchised San Diego youth to register and vote in the coming midterm elections.
The youth turnout in the 2014 midterm elections was a mere 21.5%. In other words, only one in five young adults who were eligible to vote actually voted.
Nationally, merely 46.1% of 18-to-26-year-olds voted in the 2016 general election. In San Diego County, only 61% of eligible voters cast their ballots. Rock, Rap, Register is intent on turning those numbers around.
What: Rock, Rap, Register – Free Concert & Voter Registration Drive
When: Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
Where: WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
Speakers and Performance line-up to date:
Barbara Bry, SD City Council
Omar Passons, Local Leader
Khea Pollard, Community Representative
Junkyard Dance Crew
San Diego Border Dreamers
Kevin Sandbloom, Musician
Black Xpression, Spoken Word ArtistsHealing Circle
Professor and Life Coach Starla Lewis
Wendy Wheatcroft, Moms Demand Action