(AllHipHop News) A group of legendary DJ's are banding together to launch a new grassroots organization aimed at helping with the re-election of President Barack Obama.
DJ Cassidy, DJ Rashida and D-Nice are launching The DJ's for Obama initiative, which aims to engage DJ's to help encourage voter registration, in addition to organizing events in support of the President.
"DJ's are about motivation, inspiration and celebration," said DJ Cassidy. That's why I think it makes perfect sense. Not only celebrate and plan, but to motivate people to re-elect him. To everyone out there thinking this election doesn't effect, you, it effects you."
A press release for the DJ's for Obama said that each member has his or her own reason for joining the campaign, which will officially launch today at 4:00PM.
In addition to DJ Cassidy, Rashida and D-Nice, DJ's like Steve Aoki, Adam 12, DJ Irie and others are on board.
"From ensuring families have access to affordable health care to doubling the number of Pell Grant scholarships, President Obama is standing up for the middle class every day," a rep for the organization said in a press release today (August 14). "That’s why he is committed to building an economy where hard work pays off, responsibility is rewarded, and everyone has a fair shot."
More information about the DJ's for Obama initiative will be released over the coming weeks.