(AllHipHop News) There are only two months until the 2012 presidential election, and AllHipHop.com's voter engagement partner, the League of Young Voters, is launching their #Ignite2012 tour this evening in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
According to the League, the tour is set to stop in five additional cities and "will provide a platform for the nation’s most dynamic celebrities, bloggers and activists to discuss proactive strategies to engage urban Millennials in the democratic process and identify what it will take to move America forward."
The national #Ignite2012 tour will include voter engagement training, an expert panel, and performances by Dee-1, Aliesa Nicole, and Jasiri X.
#Ignite2012 hopes to encourage 100,000 young voters to participate in the November election.
FEATURED CELEBRITIES & ACTIVISTS:
- David Banner, Hip-hop artist and philanthropist
- Ariane Davis, VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Atlanta
- Chuck Creekmur, Founder of AllHipHop.com
- Biko Baker, Executive Director of the League of Young Voters
- Janee Bolden, Senior Editor at Bossip
- Andreas Hale, Founder of The Well Versed
- Malik Rhasaan, Founder of #OccupytheHood
- Kim Osorio, Editor-in-Chief of The Source Magazine
- Paradise Gray, Co-founder of One Hood Media
- Bakari Kitwana, Founder of Rap Sessions
MILWAUKEE KICK-OFF INFO:
Date: September 18, 2012
Time: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. CST (live streaming panel & concert)
In-Person Location: Milwaukee Area Technical College, Cooley Auditorium - 700 West State Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Watch the event via UStream below:
9/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Shadow Lounge
9/25 – Cincinnati, OH – Elementz Hip-Hop
10/6 – Philadelphia, PA – at City Hall
About LYVEF: League of Young Voters Education Fund empowers young people nationwide to participate in the democratic process and create progressive political change on the local, state and national level – with a focus on non-college youth and youth from low-income communities and communities of color. The League meets young people where they are, works on issues that affect their lives, and provides them with tools, training, and support to become serious catalysts for change. Visit us @ YoungVoter.org.