San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2012
Two hundred years ago, you had to be white, male, and wealthy in order to vote. Much has changed in the past two centuries. Much is still to be done. September 25th is the first ever National Voter Registration Day, and Rally.org, the largest online fundraising platform for political candidates and advocacy organizations is doing it’s part to promote voter registration. Rally is joined by Google and Reddit in supporting Fight For the Future, the organization behind the National Voter Registration Day and their Internet Votes effort.
In the debate over SOPA and PIPA, Internet companies showed the world the power of their collective weight by mobilizing supporters to draw attention and ultimately block the legislation. Now Rally.org and others are showing the nation how their platforms can increase civic participation.
For the last three years Rally.org has democratized online fundraising to help candidates raise money online. Now for the first time, state government is following this technological trend. This past year alone, thirteen instituted an online voter registration drive allowing people to register to vote online including California, Arizona and Washington.
Fight For the Future is utilizing similar tools - and making online registration easy. “I’m thrilled to see civic engagement move online. Registering voters through easy to use tools is a crucial facet of engaging young people in the Democratic process,” said Rally.org, co-founder and CEO, Tom Serres. “In what promises to be a close presidential election, innovative voter registration efforts can shape who wins the presidency.”
On September 25th, visit Rally.org to register to vote. It’s a right that has been dearly earned by so many Americans. Don’t waste an opportunity to have your voice heard and your vote counted.