On March 23, Mayor Harry Rilling will go back to his alma mater, Norwalk High School, to teach a civics class on the importance of voting. He will use a lesson plan provided by Rock the Vote, the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization in the country driving the youth vote to the polls. Mayor Rilling remarked. “It is important to give youth the message that they have a voice in determining the future of Norwalk, the State of Connecticut, and the nation. I’m very honored to help get that message out to Norwalk youth.”
Rock the Vote combines pop culture, music, art and technology to fulfill its mission of building long-term youth political power. It is dedicated to mobilizing the Millennial generation’s vote, protecting voting rights and advocating for an electoral process and voting system that works for the largest and most diverse youth population in America’s history. During the past six Presidential elections, Rock the Vote ran the largest voter registration drives in the country for young people, and engaged more than 25,000 partners through its online, multi-lingual voter registration tool.
To get updates on Rock the Vote events, election reminders, and candidates, visit www.RocktheVote.com and engage on Facebook and Twitter at @rockthevote.