Experts Offer Youth Vote Analysis of Midterm Election Results
November 3rd 10:00 am ET
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Washington, D.C. – The turnout of young people will be an important factor in Tuesday’s midterm elections. The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), Rock the Vote, and The Generational Alliance members will provide an in-depth analysis of young voter turnout in the November 2nd midterm elections at an audio press briefing at 10:00 am ET, November 3, 2010.
Experts will discuss exit poll data on the youth vote share and turnout as well as an account of on the ground efforts in key states across the country. A question and answer period will follow the discussion and presentation.
· Peter Levine, Director, CIRCLE
· Heather Smith, President, Rock the Vote
· Rob Biko Baker, Executive Director, League of Young Voters Education Fund and Generational Alliance board member
WHEN: Wednesday, November 3, 10:00 am ET
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About Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote engages young people in our democracy and builds their political power by registering, educating and turning them out to vote, by forcing the candidates to campaign to them, and by making politicians pay attention to youth and the issues they care about once in office. For 20 years, we have used music, popular culture, new technologies and grassroots organizing to engage and mobilize young people to participate in every election, and provide the information and tools they need to do so. And we amplify the actions of those young people who step up to claim their voice in the process in order to create political and social change.
About Generational Alliance
The Generational Alliance is a collaboration of 15 national youth organizations building collective power for underrepresented & low-income communities. We’re working together to make sure our communities are voting and engaged on the issues that are impacting our everyday lives before and after the election.
CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement) conducts and promotes research on the civic and political engagement of Americans between the ages of 15 and 25. A part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University, CIRCLE has received funding from The Pew Charitable Trusts, Carnegie Corporation of New York and several other foundations.
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