iVote Maryland Empowers Young Adults To Vote
Baltimore, Maryland- In the fall of 2010, Senator Larry Young of the popular 1010 WOLB, The Larry Young Morning Show? and Konan, Radio personality of WERQ-92.3 gathered together other radio colleagues, media partners and musical talent to plan to execute a Rock the Vote-style festival; a one night only music concert featuring regional musical talent. The event was attended by and received support from Congressman Elijah Cummings, Senator Catherine Pugh, and 12th District Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes. Following the event and several weeks of meeting later, iVote Maryland was conceived to accomplish the mission of motivating young adults to get out and vote. iVote Maryland is a non-partisan movement created to educate and empower young adults to exercise their right to vote; through the vehicles of activism, technology, and entertainment.
The official iVote Maryland kick-off Concert and After Party will take place Wednesday March 30, 2011 at Bourbon Street (316 Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202) from 7pm-2am. The event will feature live performances by Hip Hop and urban artists, an after party, on-site voter registration, step show, and special guest appearances by Radio One DJs, elected officials and surprise celebrity guests. Advance tickets for $11 are available at Radio One office, 1705 Whitehead Rd, Gwynn Oak, MD 21207.
With voting numbers for constituents in the age group of 18-29 being at a all time low in the 2010 Gubernatorial mid-term elections iVote Maryland was created to let young people know that there vote does matter and the issues that are significant to the 18-29 year old constituents such as violence, education and jobs can be changed through the power of voting. iVote Maryland strives to bridge the gap between disenfranchised young adults and public officials. iVote Maryland will be the vehicle for the voices of young Maryland residents to make sure those concerns are heard by campaigning and elected officials via town hall, community forums and other events.
To find more information and join the movement visit www.ivotemaryland.org.