Rock the Vote, National Headquarters
- District of Columbia
Rock the Vote (RTV) is a national nonpartisan organization that seeks to engage and build political power for young people in order to achieve progressive change in our country.
Founded nearly twenty years ago in response to a wave of attacks on freedom of speech and artistic expression, Rock the Vote quickly established itself as the premier organization representing the intersection of young people, politics, and popular culture.
Whether it's Madonna wrapping herself in the flag for the first Rock the Vote PSA , or Snoop Dogg launching our bus tour in 2004, Rock the Vote works with artists who really believe in and promote our mission.. Since its inception, Rock the Vote has run innovative and successful voter registration efforts.
Our 2012 election campaign builds on best practices from our 20-year history, and expands our impact and reach, especially amongst Hispanic Native American and Black youth voters. Nearly 22.5 million young people ages 18-29 cast a ballot in November 2008, many for the first time. The opportunity to keep these young people engaged and build on this momentum is one that cannot be passed up. We must continue to fuel the creation of a more engaged and diverse citizenry that is involved in their communities and determining their own futures.