NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today non-partisan social action platform Global Citizen announced the start of a new campaign to recruit and engage eligible young voters to show up to vote in the 2016 US presidential election.
Registration and participation among younger voters is historically low and there is a large voter population that is not registered to vote. The trend of non-participation represents a serious threat to the notion of citizenship at home and abroad.
Global Citizen's Show Up and Vote campaign will mobilize young voters across the country to take action and register to vote, and in select states will organize early voting events to encourage early voting. Confirmed early voting events will be in Las Vegas, NV, and Orlando, FL, with more to be announced shortly.
"At the heart of citizenship is voting," says Richard Wolffe, Chief Marketing and Digital Officer at Global Citizen. "Registering to vote, and voting itself, has changed dramatically in recent cycles: by mail, online, and early voting. Global Citizens take action and there's no action more important than taking part in an election that will determine the next four years at home and around the world."
For this initiative, Global Citizen is partnering with NextGen Climate, TargetSmart, HeadCount and the Life is Beautiful Festival. Lineups for events will be announced in the coming weeks.
For more information, please visit globalcitizen.org/Vote
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Global Citizen believes extreme poverty can be ended by 2030, because of the collective actions of global citizens across the world. Over the last five years, millions of global citizens around the world took over seven million actions to solve the world's biggest challenges, set to affect the lives of 656 million people.
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SOURCE Global Citizen