Snoop Dogg is joining the revolution, by asking you to join with him and vote.
The now infamous rapper Snoop Dogg and legit diy, home makeover guru is stepping into the voting scene. Normally silent on voting, we are surprised and thrilled to see Snoop Dogg lending his voice. Thats right, entertainment icon, entrepreneur, and social activist SnoopDogg has teamed up with two voting advocacy groups, Rock The Vote and 1 VoteCloser, as well as social justice initiative OneOpp to launch an online voter registration drive called #VoteWithSnoop that will run from now through the election on November 3. Legendary artist Shepard Fairey (Obama “Hope,” Obey the Giant) created a series of Snoop Dogg posters that will be displayed in cities around the country.
“This is gonna be the first election I am voting in. How the system is set up, I honestly didn’t know that I was allowed to vote based on my past history. My record has been expunged so I’m gonna be out there this election. I have to get involved,” said SnoopDogg. “As I’m looking around at what is happening in the world right now, I know that we need to make an immediate change and we can’t sit back idle, which is why, along with OneOpp, I’ve partnered with Rock The Vote and 1VoteCloser. I’m gonna use my voice and Influence to let people know that the only option is to get out and vote.”
Says Rock The Vote founder Jeff Ayeroff, “30 years ago when we started Rock the Vote, no one spoke of the youth vote, except to say that young people did not vote. What began as a response to the censorship of hip hop artists grew into a radical mobilization of young people as a political force. Today, we are thrilled to have Snoop Dogg — himself a subject of artistic censorship early in his career — join the list of iconic artists with whom we’ve worked to turn engagement into action and get the youth to the polls. Snoop is an artist whose work has pushed boundaries; an entrepreneur whose imagination knows no limits; and a social activist who, along with OneOpp, is focused on getting out the vote.
#VoteWithSnoop is also partnering with 1 VoteCloser. Founded by Frances Berman, 1 VoteCloser is a non-biased, non-partisan organization who provide information on issues shaping our election, allowing voters to make intelligent, informed decisions about voting in local, state, and national elections. Click HERE to learn more.