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Whassup? Crew Goes Political

It’s been 8-years since their Bud­weis­er com­mer­cial but the “Whas­sup?” crew are back. They made this polit­i­cal spin-off of their famous one1.

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Thanks goes out to Ryan for point­ing this out.

  1. Here’s the orig­i­nal Bud ver­sion. []

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Hosting Free Concert at Virginia Commonwealth University

Straight from the Ware­house (DMB fan club):

We are pleased to announce that Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds will be per­form­ing in Rich­mond, VA on Sun­day, Octo­ber 26, 2008 at the ALLTEL Pavil­ion at the VCU Stu­art C. Siegel Cen­ter to urge Vir­gini­ans to vote for the change our coun­try needs—affordable, acces­si­ble health care for every Amer­i­can, tax relief for mid­dle class fam­i­lies strug­gling in this econ­o­my and a respon­si­ble end to the Iraq war.

The “Last Chance for Change” per­for­mance will be free and open to all Vir­ginia res­i­dents and stu­dents, how­ev­er tick­ets ARE required. Two (2) free tick­ets are avail­able per per­son on a first-come, first served basis.

You may get your tick­ets from the 2 fol­low­ing loca­tions:

  • Rich­mond Cam­paign for Change Office
    1710 E Franklin St.
    Rich­mond, VA 23220
  • Char­lottesville Cam­paign for Change Office
    104 Wert­land St.
    Char­lottesville, VA

Key items that you should know if inter­est­ed and plan­ning on going:

  • Tick­ets are avail­able start­ing at 10:00 a.m. ET on Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 18.
  • Cam­paign for Change offices are open from 9:00am to 9:00pm ET dai­ly.
  • For secu­ri­ty rea­sons, please do not bring bags and please lim­it per­son­al items.
  • No signs or ban­ners are per­mit­ted.

Again, here’s the day-of-con­cert infor­ma­tion that you should now:
ALLTEL Pavil­ion at the Stu­art C. Siegel Cen­ter
Vir­ginia Com­mon­wealth Uni­ver­si­ty
Rich­mond, VA

Sun­day, Octo­ber 26, 2008
Media access: 5:30 p.m.
Doors open: 6:00 p.m.
Show starts: 7:00 p.m.

More info avail­able via barackobama.com/dave. Good luck, go vote, and enjoy!

AIGA Get Out the Vote 2008 Posters

I’m dig­ging these posters from AIGA’s Get Out the Vote 2008.

A juried set of 24 posters were pro­fes­sion­al­ly print­ed and dis­trib­uted nation­al­ly in ear­ly Sep­tem­ber. The posters have been hung in the win­dows of store­fronts, restau­rants, dor­mi­to­ries, laun­dro­mats and else­where around the coun­try. You too can par­tic­i­pate in get­ting out the vote by view­ing the online gallery, and then down­load­ing, print­ing and post­ing your favorite designs around your com­mu­ni­ty.

Hollywood Says Don’t Vote

With the count­down to prob­a­bly one of the biggest choic­es Amer­i­cans are going face in the years to come, the Pres­i­den­tial Elec­tions will be here in no time. In an effort to get the word out for peo­ple to vote for their future, Declare Your­self1 part­nered up with some of Hollywood’s stars to get the mes­sage across. In this case, they did well using “reverse psy­chol­o­gy”:

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A cou­ple of bits that stood out for me are the ones from Jon­ah Hill and Sarah Sil­ver­man. Com­e­dy is com­e­dy. It’s just bound to get laughs but at the same time, tell the truth. “Truth in jest” right?

Any­ways, GO VOTE! Not only does it give your thoughts more weight when debat­ing things rang­ing from the Econ­o­my to Glob­al Warm­ing, but it also allows you to say “YES” when asked in the mid­dle of the debate, “did you vote?”

A cou­ple of ways to reg­is­ter online:

Vot­er reg­is­tra­tion dead­lines begin this upcom­ing Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 4th. Go do it now before its too late. It’ll only take a cou­ple of min­utes to reg­is­ter. Remem­ber, don’t com­plain if you can’t even exer­cise your right to vote. I hope that helps.

Update
Only a cou­ple more days till Novem­ber 4th, Declare Your­self pro­duced part 2 of the cam­paign:

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  1. Declare Your­self is the nation­al non­par­ti­san, non­prof­it vot­er ini­tia­tive aimed at reg­is­ter­ing America’s 18-year-olds to vote in the 2008 pri­maries and gen­er­al elec­tion. DeclareYourself.com is your place for news and infor­ma­tion about the can­di­dates and issues, answers to your ques­tions about reg­is­ter­ing and vot­ing, and an easy-to-use online reg­is­tra­tion tool. Declare Your­self will give mil­lions of first-time vot­ers an active voice in their democ­ra­cy & prove that they are a force to be reck­oned with.
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