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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Chipola ‘Rock the Vote’ Rally Is Sept. 19


The Chipola College Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will hold a Rock the Vote rally at Citizen’s Lodge, Friday, Sept. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The purpose of the event is to register new voters. According to organization’s website Rock the Vote’s mission is to engage and build the political power of young people in order to achieve progressive change. Rock the Vote uses music, popular culture and new technologies to engage and incite young people to register and vote in every election and to give young people the tools to identify and take action on the issues that affect their lives, and leverage their power in the political process.
Five local bands will perform throughout the evening. Solo artist Jonathan Gluck will open the event.
"One Last Breath" will perform with members Brandon Hill, Jon Hughes, Zac Culpepper, and Tim Rocwell.
"Break to Bloom" members include: Trent Hatcher, Jonathan Keeman, Dennis Keeman, Kevin Shores, Dylan Bass, and Nick Melvin.
Evangel Worship Center’s Youth Praise and Worship Band "Anthem" will perform with members Shannon Mercer, Michael Lingerfelt, Kylee Shores, Kevin Shores, Sianna Davis, Cassie Mitchell, Adam Johnson and Dylan Bass.
"The Original Artists"—Royce Reagan and Richard Hinson—will close out the event. The Optimist Club of Marianna will be selling hamburgers and hotdogs, and giving away free soft drinks. A homemade cake auction will be conducted to raise money for March of Dimes.
Politicians from the five-county area are invited to attend. Those holding office have been invited to speak on the importance of voting. Those running for office are invited to set up booths to speak with voters.
Any U.S. citizen can register at the Rock the Vote event with a valid driver’s license. For more information, contact Pam Rentz at 526-2761, Ext. 3287 or Cassie Mitchell at 557-3307.

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