August 21, 2008
Sheryl Crow and Rock the Vote Team Up for Voter Registration Drive
To: MUSIC EDITORS
Contact: Christine Wolff of Interscope Geffen A&M, +1-212-841- 8048, email@example.com; or Chrissy Faessen of Rock the Vote, +1-202-368-1706, firstname.lastname@example.orgWASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheryl Crow wants you and your friends to vote! Nine-time Grammy award winner and internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow has teamed up with Rock the Vote to get people registered to VOTE! The "Sheryl Crow Voter Registration Drive" kicks off today. Current members of the Rock the Vote mailing list will receive access to a free download of her politically-charged song "Gasoline". You can also log on to http://www.rockthevote.com/sherylwantsyoutovoteto access the free download. Additionally, the first 50,000 individuals that get three friends to register to vote will get a digital copy of her critically acclaimed A&M Records album "Detours".
"I have been involved with Rock the Vote since its inception and proud of the work they have done. There are such critical issues facing our country, from high gas prices to climate change that we need to do more then just register to vote, we need to get our friends registered too," said Sheryl Crow.
"We are thrilled to partner with Sheryl Crow to register young voters," said Heather Smith, Executive Director, Rock the Vote. "Bringing together music and politics is core to Rock the Vote's mission. Working with Sheryl, we can reach out to her fans and encourage them to register and encourage their friends, family and co-workers to do the same."
About Sheryl Crow: Since the release of her 1993 multi-platinum album "Tuesday Night Music Club," Sheryl Crow has become one of the most successful female singer/songwriters of her generation, having sold more than 30 million records worldwide. On Detours, her most recent release, she explores both personal and global issues, touching upon topics such as relationships, adoption, breast cancer, the war in Iraq, the environment and Hurricane Katrina. The aptly- named album deals with the things we intend to do and the interruptions that send us on unexpected paths. In addition to her music, Sheryl is a devoted advocate for many environmental, health and humanitarian related causes. Sheryl has been involved with Rock the Vote for nearly 18 years, as a spokesperson, board member, and activist, using her voice and music to reach, inspire, and activate millions of young Americans to have their voice heard in our democratic process.
About Rock the Vote:
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. Rock the Vote is 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 44 million young people in America who want to step up, claim their voice in the political process, and change the way politics is done. http:// www.RockTheVote.com
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