Just got done playing a little Too Human (please, don’t ask, you don’t want to know) and was taken back to the dashboard as usual. In the little advertising box was a banner for Rock The Vote.
The very successful campaign to get people registered to vote and excited about participating in the upcoming elections.
Rock the Vote’s mission is to engage and build the political power of young people in order to achieve progressive change in our country.
Rock the Vote uses music, popular culture and new technologies to engage and incite young people to register and vote in every election. And we give young people the tools to identify, learn about, and take action on the issues that affect their lives, and leverage their power in the political process.
We are creative, effective, and controlled by nobody’s agenda but our own – we tell it like it is and pride ourselves on being a trusted source for information on politics. We empower the 45 million young people in America who want to step up, claim their voice in the political process, and change the way politics is done.
Personally, as a strong supporter of voting, and that if you do not vote you have no business complaining later, I strongly encourage all of you, of voting age, to take this opportunity to get registered and make you vote count!
Now since I saw and click on the Rock The Vote banner on XBLM I have not seen it again. I have gone into other blades, played games and watch an episode of South Park and have not seen the banner again. One suggestion to Microsoft. Please don’t this banner permanently in one of the ad slots so that all with have an easy opportunity to click on it.
Once you find and click on the banner, and you all better!, you will be taken to a screen that looks like it belongs on CNN. There were options to download either a John McCain’s or Barack Obama’s campaign logo as a gamerpic or once you click to register to vote you will download an “I registerd” gamerpic; which you will see as my gamerpic until the elections in November. I was already a register voter in my great state but wanted to show my support in this great cause. Weather you choose the same gamerpic or show support for your chosen candidate. REGISTER TO VOTE NOW! and thanks to Rock the Vote and Microsoft it is easier then ever! I do not want to know who you plan on voting for but I do want to know you are registered to do so. Even if you’re already a registered voter in your state, please find and download the above gamerpic. Leave a comment here that “YES I am a registered voter” or display, proudly, the “I Registered” gamerpic! And come November…