Rock the vote coloring pages

Rock the vote coloring pages

During the 2004 presidential election, Rock the Vote drew criticism from Republican Party officials such as Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie for sending a mock draft notice to over 600,000 e-mail addresses. The message included the words “Selective Service System” and read “You are hereby ordered for induction into the Armed Forces of the United States, and to report to a polling place near you” on November 2, (Election Day). The Rock the Vote logo and a facsimile of Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s signature appeared at the bottom of the message. In addition, Rock the Vote created public service announcements featuring the subject of the draft. Besides making the PSAs available to large cable systems, they also paid to run them on a random sample of small cable systems where they could measure the effects. Turnout was three percentage points higher among 18-19-year olds in these sample areas than in the control group covered by other similar small cable systems; there was less effect above age 22.

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