Rock The Vote Bus to Stop in Philly on Voter Registration Day; Talib Kweli and Dice Raw of The Roots Set To Perform
(AllHipHop News) Tomorrow (September 25) is National Voter Registration Day, and organizations across the country have planned rallies, voter registration drives, and other events to encourage voting in the 2012 Election.
One of the leading artist-supported, voter engagement movements among young people in the past few elections has been Rock The Vote, and their previous "Road Trips" have helped to register thousands of Americans in preparation for casting their ballots in November.
Key among those who lead election efforts are opportunities to help educate people about voter ID laws and registration practices, especially in swing states such as Pennsylvania, where the number of Electoral College votes can have a significant impact on overall election results.
To that end, Rock The Vote will bring its bus to the Community College of Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 25 from 12-4PM to celebrate voting rights and offer on-location registration for students and the general public.
Rock The Vote won't be all engagement-based, however. Organizers plan to "unfold" the bus during the afternoon for a special concert featuring Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli, along with Philly hometown artist and Roots collaborator, Dice Raw and his Raw Life label family.
Also set to appear are Miss USA Olivia Culpo and DJ Jeffrey Tonnesen.
The event is open to the general public, and details are as follows: Rock The Vote Philly, Tuesday, September 25, 12-4PM, Community College of Philadelphia, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Follow Rock The Vote on Twitter (@RockTheVote). Register to vote at www.RockTheVote.com.