Manchester, NH – March 16, 2016 – Rock the Vote is partnering with Miss America’s Outstanding Teen to register millennial voters on Democracy Day, the anniversary of the 26th Amendment, which gave 18-year-olds the right to vote.
“As the largest living generation, millennials are also the most diverse in our country’s history and truly have the power to change the outcome of an election,” says Rock the Vote Director of Communications Nick Charles. “Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Allie Nault has interviewed every presidential candidate, and through her Presidential Project, is working tirelessly this election year to urge her generation to vote.”
To kick off the partnership, the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organization and Allie Nault will join Rock the Vote’s nationwide efforts to register new voters this Democracy Day on March 23rd. She will bring voter registration to one of the largest public high schools in the first in the nation primary state of New Hampshire, accompanied by Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas. He understands that every vote counts, having had his name on the ballot 24 times over the past 16 years.
“I just turned 18, and cast my first vote in the New Hampshire primary. I am anxious to vote in my first presidential election this November” says Nault. “As I’ve toured the country talking about issues including the rising national debt, financial responsibility and affordability of a college education, I’ve been amazed at how many young people are concerned about our nation’s future, but don’t know what to do about it. Rock the Vote gives them a powerful voice in this election.”
Nault will be accompanied by Mayor Gatsas, as they visit two classrooms at Manchester Central High School and inform all students about the election process. Assistant City Clerk of Manchester JoAnn Ferruolo will be available to register at least a dozen students who are eligible to vote and have a driver’s license or similar official ID that shows a current address.
WHO: Rock the Vote, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen & Mayor of Manchester, NH
WHAT: New Hampshire law requires voters register in person, so MAOTeen and Rock the Vote are bringing the city clerk to eligible students for registration.
WHEN: March 23, 2016 beginning at 9:30AM
WHERE: Manchester Central High School, 207 Lowell Street, Manchester, NH 03104
Media must check in with Beverly Spiro at the Main Office inside the Burns Building
About Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Inc.
One of the nation’s leading achievement programs, the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organization encourages positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement of our nation’s youth. MAOTeen provides educational scholarships for deserving young people and has developed mentoring programs and community-based initiatives. The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organization has a long-standing relationship with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Through this partnership, MAOTeen raised nearly $100,000 within a year to help improve the lives of children across the country. Additional information about the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organization can be found at www.maoteen.org
About Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote is the largest non-partisan, non-profit organization in the country driving the youth vote to the polls. Since 1990, Rock the Vote has fused pop culture, music, art and technology to fulfill its mission of building long-term youth political power. During the past six Presidential elections, Rock the Vote ran the largest voter registration drives for young people and has partnered with more than 25,000 partners through its online, multi-lingual voter registration tool. Rock the Vote is dedicated to mobilizing the vote, protecting voting rights and advocating for an electoral process and voting system that works for the Millennial generation, America’s largest and most diverse population in its history.
Kristen Stewart • Director of Communications
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Nick Charles • Director of Communications
Rock the Vote