Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Diddy Calls Young Voters To Action Today

Since being a leading voice in 2004's Vote Or Die campaign during that year's election, Hip Hop entertainment mogul Diddy urges his followers, perceived as young voters, to speak up on this Super Tuesday. With over a dozen states holding primaries, today is forecast to determine the Republican Party front-runners, predicted to be either Arizona Senator John McCain and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, while the tight race between New York Senator Hillary Clinton and Illinois Senator Barrack Obama would be more indicative of the road ahead for Democrats.
"Thanks to your voice and your vote, the political candidates can no longer ignore your concerns about this country and your future. Young people are poised to continue the work that Citizen Change and other organizations started in 2004, when more than 20 million young people showed up at the polls and voted,” said Diddy. “In 2004, you waited in lines, you said enough was enough. And in 2008, you’ve inspired more young people get in the game."
"Change will only be real when young people across this country go to the polls on Super Tuesday and in November and stand up and have their votes counted. This election is already historic because of who is running in it. It will gain a greater place in history because of who is voting in it.” According to CIRCLE, voters age 18-29 account for 21% of the voting eligible population account for 20% of registered voters in this election. There are 32 million Millennial voters in the United States, who are spreading out across the political parties and winning their vote will be crucial to both determining each parties’ presidential nominee and who will ultimately become the next president of the United States.
Check more of Diddy's challenge by [clicking here].