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Plan to tune into the live-stream here. Follow us @HipHopCaucus and like us on Facebook for real time updates on when to tune in over Memorial Day Weekend.

This weekend we’ll be in Miami shooting the first round of celebrity photos and PSAs for the 2012 Respect My Vote! campaign. We’ll be live-streaming the shoot here at RespectMyVote.com, so you can see all the behind-the-scenes!

We want to know from YOU, what is the most compelling way to explain the importance of voting to potential young voters? What are the best messages, the best reasons, the best arguments, the most important issues, the best phrases to that we can use to convey the importance of voting?

We believe that you know better than us. So give us your ideas in the comments below, hit us up on twitter @HipHopCaucus #RespectMyVote, or on Facebook. We’ll take the best ideas and use them this weekend! Remember we’re non-partisan, so we aren’t saying who to vote for, we want people to make that decision for themselves and have their voices heard.

 

 

7 Replies to “Respect My Vote! Celebrity PSA and Photo Shoot”

  1. I hear exactly what you’re saying my man. Voting is very important and it is good to see the youth involved. And you raise a good point that it is important to keep those who do not have the best interests of the people concerned away from leadership of this type of movement. There are many people who latch on and their smile does not match their face or their actions. What bothers me as well are those people who originally claim that they don’t like rappers who allegedly disrespect women and with portrayals of fancy cars and wealth but who turn around and now join on just to promote themselves. We must look at “these type of people” in detail and weed them out. Otherwise our children learn not to be concerned about the content of their character but instead how to get over when it is your turn.

  2. One of the issues that I have found most disturbing is voter apathy. In the process of trying to register voters, I have been incredibly alarmed at the amount of people both young and old who simply believe their vote does not matter and is of in-consequence or on a more sinister level, a belief that registering to vote is merely a trick of the government to obtain information about certain individuals.

    There is a large part of the community that is simply afraid to vote. It would be great if we could address the life cycle of a vote. What happens when a person completes their registration; who has access to those records. What happens when you actually vote and how that vote is impactful.

    People are genuinely afraid of this process and more education and a debunking of myths may help some of our community understand the value of each and every vote.

    1. Dear Blackberri:
      I worked on two presidential campaigns and it is sad to see voter apathy. Part of it does come from seeing a history of corruption in state and local political events. That is sad but it is even sadder that this type of corruption has crept into this community. dj3rdeye is right. We have to get rid of the fakers, the liars and the cheats before true progress can be gained anywhere.

  3. One of the issues that I have found most disturbing is voter apathy. In the process of trying to register voters, I have been incredibly alarmed at the amount of people both young and old who simply believe their vote does not matter and is of in-consequence or on a more sinister level, a belief that registering to vote is merely a trick of the government to obtain information about certain individuals.

    There is a large part of the community that is simply afraid to vote. It would be great if we could address the life cycle of a vote. What happens when a person completes their registration; who has access to those records. What happens when you actually vote and how that vote is impactful.

    People are genuinely afraid of this process and more education and a debunking of myths may help some of our community understand the value of each and every vote.

    1. Research shows that if someone votes in three consecutive elections they will be lifelong voters. We have to overcome the apathy and get to that point! Together we can.

  4. The most important thing about voting is to remember that for various groups of people (namely woman & people of color) voting did not come easy, nor freely. So yes, there is a lot of stock in what both the DJ (DJ 3rd eye & Blackberri) are saying. Primarily this entire movement requires the lead of “Responsible and Credible ” people. We can not expect more “Character” from our President, than we do from those seeking his representation.
    I look forward to “looking up ” the involvement of those rap artist who join on and their true representation and activism in their Community prior to this. Otherwise….RESPECT MY VOTE! !! Stevengrover9@Gmail.com.

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