SiriusXM announced today the launch of Urban View Vote – a nonpartisan, midterm election year voter registration campaign designed to raise awareness about voter registration opportunities throughout the 50 states.
SiriusXM’s Urban View channel will roll out an “Urban View Vote” vehicle to tour multiple states – visiting college campuses, community centers, and other key locations where future voters will get the information necessary to have a voice and join the ranks of America’s voters. “Urban View Vote” will kick off on March 22 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and will focus on the African American community and addressing voter disenfranchisement.
“This is a crucial time in our country’s history to register new voters, and Urban View listeners will lead the way,” says Karen Hunter, Urban View host and Programming Consultant for SiriusXM. “On Urban View, we don’t just talk about issues, we take action. Now more than ever, we want people to know their voting rights and to empower them to take an active role in their futures. Our hashtag – #10for2018 – reflects our goal that every listener will inspire 10 people they know to get registered.”
The launch of the multi-state tour, currently scheduled to visit Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania, will be accompanied by the debut of a voter registration information website – UrbanViewVote.com – focused on bringing clarity to the state-by-state voter registration process. On April 12, Urban View hosts Karen Hunter, Joe Madison, “The Black Eagle,” and SiriusXM’s Shade 45 host Sway Calloway will participate in a town hall conversation with the students of Morehouse College, an iconic historically black college, where voting rights and voter registration amongst millennials will be the focus. Calloway will also broadcast his popular show Sway in the Morning from the campus.
The initial tour stops for Urban View Vote include:
Dillard High School; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Women of Color Empowerment Institute; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
African American Research Center; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Florida Memorial University; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Florida A&M University; Tallahassee, Fla.
April 12 and 13
Morehouse College; Atlanta, Ga.
April 20 and 21
Jackson State University; Jackson, Miss.
Additional dates will be announced.
Listeners throughout America can tune to SiriusXM’s Urban View (Ch. 126) to hear highlights from each stop on the tour and for announcements about additional initiatives, town halls, and ways to get involved in the “Urban View Vote” campaign throughout this midterm election year.
SiriusXM followers can join the conversation using #10For2018. Listeners can also follow @SXMUrbanView on Twitter for updates.
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