On March 10th, Chicago Votes will officially debut “Voting: A Public Service Announcement,” an ambitious video project aimed at mobilizing millennials on Election Day through a humorous and entertaining deconstruction of the role of the State’s Attorney’s office. After launching March 7th, the video has over 11,500 hits on YouTube and has been featured on both Blavity.com and BuzzFeed.com.
Chicago Votes’ most recent efforts center on the March 15th primary election, specifically on the race for Cook County State’s Attorney. The organization distributes a paper voter guide that outlines the positions of each State’s Attorney candidate and has created a website for the guide at chicagovoterguide.org. Strictly non-partisan, Chicago Votes is dedicated to educating voters during this election.
“Voting: A Public Service Announcement,” is the first in a series of videos that will be released during this election year with the goal of driving Millennials, the largest voting demographic in the country, out to vote.
The organization will officially debut the video at their March 10th happy hour at Iridium Clothing Co. in Chicago’s Wicker Park Neighborhood.
Chicago Votes is a local non-profit committed to building a better democracy in the City of Chicago, the State of Illinois, and all across the United States. We exist specifically to engage youth from underrepresented communities in the civic process and do so by providing leadership training, civic education and voter registration. Our mission is to help create a democracy where all people, from each of Chicago’s diverse communities, have the opportunity to shape a government that works for them.