Election year 2004 is upon us and in the last election only 18 million young people voted out of 40 million. MTV and Rock the Vote are challenging that number this election year and believe they can get 20 million young people to come out and vote this time around. Last years election was decided by 500,000 votes, so young people have the chance to make a difference in this election, to choose their future president of the United States of America.
Rock the Vote is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that encourages young people to make changes in their communities and the world by utilizing their right to vote. They coordinate registration drives along with putting together voting events to get information out on the candidates running for office. Cabrini has joined in this effort with Student Government Association to get the students to register. MTV’s aim is to stress to young people the importance of voting.
Sarah Madden, 21, a senior marketing major at Cabrini who is involved in Rock the Vote said that, “SGA wanted to bring Rock the Vote onto our campus to promote