Rock the Vote President Jehmu Greene Steps Down

Aug 23, 2005, 01:00 ET from Perennial Sports and Entertainment

    LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Jehmu Greene, President of
 Rock the Vote Education Fund (RTV), announced today that she will step down as
 head of the non-partisan group to pursue new avenues in media, politics and
     "For the last five years I've had the honor and privilege to help restore
 Rock the Vote as the nation's leading political organization for young people
 and revive our branding, visibility and credibility with this generation," she
 said. "The relationships I have forged and the lessons I have learned have
 been invaluable, but for me the time has come to chart a new course."
     Even while operating under the financial constraints of a non-profit
 organization, RTV registered 1.4 million new voters for the 2004 presidential
 election -- more than any other national organization -- and helped propel 21
 million young voters to the polls last November 2nd, which represented the
 largest increase in any single group of voters. During her tenure, the
 organization's membership grew from 1,500 to 1 million and the successful
 street team program was launched.
     Greene served in several capacities since she joined RTV in 2000.  The RTV
 Board of Directors unanimously elected Greene to the post of President in
 September 2003 and she became the first organization executive to serve as a
 board member in February 2004.
     "My fight for seeking positive change and building political power does
 not end with this move," she said. "We are between the biannual election and
 budgetary cycles, and this is a convenient time for RTV to effect this
 transition. I am excited to seek other challenges and new opportunities. I
 thank our dedicated board members, staff, street team members and RTV'ers
 everywhere for the opportunity and the honor to serve with them."
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