50,000 Voter Registrations In One Day - Today!

For Immediate Release

Hip Hop Caucus/Radio One
Contact: 

Hanif Sumner, 5W PR
Email:hsumner@5wpr.com
Phone: 212-584-4310
Liz Havstad, Hip Hop Caucus
Email: liz@hiphopcaucus.org
Phone: 202-293-5905

50,000 Voter Registrations In One Day - Today!

Radio One Stations Partner with the Hip Hop Caucus' Respect My Vote! Campaign to Register 50K Voters During Nationwide "One Vote" Registration Drive

WASHINGTON - Radio One, Inc. (www.radio-one.com) along with the Hip Hop Caucus - Respect My Vote! Campaign (www.hiphopcaucus.org
) is working to set a World Record today by registering more than 50,000 eligible persons in one day during the "One Vote" National Registration Drive Tuesday, September 30th from 6:00am to 9:00pm.

Working with Radio One in 16 cities across the country that include
Atlanta, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Detroit, St. Louis, Charlotte,
Raleigh-Durham, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Philadelphia,
Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Richmond and Washington, DC,
the Hip Hop Caucus will attempt the first ever one-day 50,000 person
voter registration drive through live call-ins, online and on-site
registration.

"Radio One has been committed for more than 25 years to the community
and nothing is more important than being able to exercise your right to
vote. Voting is the most fundamental of all of our rights as American
citizens," explains Barry Macon, Corporate Director of Marketing.

52 Radio One Inc stations
across 16 cities will each broadcast live from one central location
allowing registration volunteers to register eligible voters on site.
This nationwide voter drive is a joint effort between Radio One, Inc
and Respect My Vote! creator, Reverend Lennox Yearwood, also co-creator
of the 2004 campaign "Vote or Die" with Sean "P Diddy" Combs.
The initiative looks to bring the large number of African Americans,
ages 18-29, who did not attend college out to the polls to participate
in this year's presidential election.

"We are committed to building awareness to the 'Respect My Vote'
Campaign," explains Hip Hop Caucus CEO, Rev. Yearwood. "Our partnership
with Radio One will help convey the importance of registering to vote
in this year's presidential election, including the more than 8 million
unregistered African-Americans eligible to vote nationwide."

Cities and locations holding registration drives today:

 

Atlanta

6am-10pm
The Gallery at South DeKalb
2801 Candler Road
DeCatur, Georgia 30034

Baltimore

6am-9pm
Radio One Baltimore
1705 Whitehead Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21207

Charlotte

6am-9pm
The Historical Coffee Cup
9311 J.W. Clay Blvd.
704-510-2020

Cincinnati

6am-9pm
The Urban League of Greater
3458 Reading Road

Cleveland

6am-9pm
Revol in Glenville Plaza
10515 St. Clair Ave
Cleveland, Ohio

Columbus

6am-9pm
Smackies Barbeque
5730 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43231

Dallas

6am-9pm
The Martin Luther King Jr. Family Clinic
2922 Martin Luther King Blvd
Dallas, Texas

Detroit

6am-9pm
Northland Shopping Center
21500 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield, Michigan

Houston

Sharpstown Mall
7500 Bellaire Blvd #201

The Breakfast Klub
3711 Travis at Alabama

Gallery Furniture
6006 I-45 North-Between Tidwell & Parker

Indianapolis

6am-9pm
Lafayette Square Mall
3919 Lafayette Road
 AND
Broad Ripple Park
1550 Broad Ripple Avenue

Los Angeles

6am-9pm
The J Spot Comedy Club
5581 W. Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Philadelphia

6am-9pm
Close Pin
15th & Market Street

Raleigh/ Durham

8am-8pm
Hayti Heritage Center
804 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707

Richmond

6am-9pm
Richmond Coliseum
601 East Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23219 (7th Street Side)

St. Louis

6am-9pm
Monsanto Family YMCA
5555 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63112

Washington DC

6am-9pm
Mall of Prince Georges
3500 East West Highway (Route 410)
Hyattsville, Maryland 20782

 

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About Radio One, Inc. (www.radio-one.com ) is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. Additionally, Radio One owns Magazine One, Inc. (d/b/a Giant Magazine) (www.giantmag.com), interests in TV One, LLC (www.tvoneonline.com), a cable/satellite network programming primarily to African-Americans and Reach Media, Inc.

About The Hip Hop Caucus (www.hiphopcaucus.org), a Washington, D.C. based non-partisan community organization has created the "Respect My Vote Campaign" and is being endorsed by Hip Hop star T.I. The brainchild of Rev. Yearwood, co-creator of the 2004 campaign "Vote or Die" with Sean "P Diddy" Combs, The Respect My Vote campaign targets African Americans ages 18-29 who did not attend college. Statistics show only 7% of African Americans 18-29 who did not attend college, voted this past Super Tuesday and this is a target audience that is not being pursued by either campaign. Rev. Yearwood was also the Political and Grassroots Director for Russell Simmons' Hip Hop Summit Action Network, and a Senior Consultant to Jay Z's "Voice Your Choice" initiative. Through the use of the celebrity spokespeople and grassroots voter registration initiative, the Hip Hop Caucus looks to urge young African Americans to register and vote in November.

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