The Hip Hop Caucus,http://www.hiphopcaucus.org/, and Multi-Platinum, Grammy Award Winning SuperstarT.I. have joined forces to launch a powerful new voter registration andGet Out the Vote campaign that combines the power of celebrity and media with 21st century grassroots organizing tactics to mobilize and educateyoung people between the ages of 18 and 29, who are not in college. The campaign slogan, "Respect My Vote!" and t-shirts were unveiled today at a press event in Washington, DC, with DJ Green Lantern, Dawn from DanityKane, Young Berg, Maino, and many others turning out to support.
The campaign, led by T.I. will employ other celebrities, athletes andhigh profile influential figures to get out the vote in a variety ofways including PSAs for radio, television and online use; in personappearances; press events; mobile and email alerts from celebritiesthemselves; and an aggressive online campaign.
T.I., who is gearing up for the release on his highly anticipated newalbum, "Paper Trail" (Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records) on September 30thand has grown to truly be one of his generation's most captivatingspeakers explains, "It's an honor and a pleasure to be involved with theHip Hop Caucus and be a part of such a worthy cause and importantcampaign. I look forward to urging the masses to take advantage of theright that I no longer have."
..... For those that are unaware, in some states, convicted felons are stripped of their right to vote and, judging by the staement that TI just made, Georgia is one of those states and TI is unable to vote.