Thursday, August 21, 2008

Rock the Vote among many to have mobile tour vehicle

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If you'll be at the convention next week it may be difficult to be somewhere that doesn't have a mobile tour type vehicle. For starters, Howard Dean will be arriving in Denver at noon in the Register for Change bus. Lifetime will roll in with it's Every Woman Counts bus on August 25th. Project Vote Smart will have a bus as well as CSPAN, CNN and probably countless others.

The latest to announce is Rock the Vote.

The RtV Mobile Election Vehicle, launching in partnership with AT&T, will be stationed at Youth HQ right outside the convention center. Vehicle features include:

  • A PSA Recording Booth where visitors record their very own PSA/Rock the Vote message to share with friends online or via video text messaging (MMS)
  • Two Voter Registration Bays with computer stations where young people can register to vote
  • A Mobile Music Bay where concert-goers can download RTV-related content to their mobile device and sign up for an AT&T RTV text message short-code, RTVOTE (788683), to automatically receive voter registration and Election Day reminders, polls, political quizzes, celebrity messages, and mobilization alerts
  • A Framerz Bay where guests can use a tethered camera phone to take photos with an RTV celebrity, presidential candidate or political icon
  • A Convention Karaoke contest where political pundits and politicians are paired with Rock stars to sing (potentially bad) karaoke to urge young people to get out and vote.

Additionally, student journalists participating in RtV’s Rock the Trail program will also be on site at the conventions to discuss their reporting on youth vote and the RtV program in general.