Over 1,000 organizations, powered by volunteers and celebrities, will capture people’s attention on September 25 & urge the importance of voting
WASHINGTON, DC – September 24, 2012 - Salsa Labs, the pioneering technology network and platform that has helped hundreds of campaigns and organizations reach out to people across America over the past decade, is joining forces with over 1,000 other organizations throughout the country in an enormous effort to get more voters involved in America’s political system.
September 25th is recognized by the National Association of Secretaries of State as National Voter Registration Day. The effort is already endorsed by people like Rosario Dawson, Russell Simmons, and others; organizers are hosting events across the country, and are busy organizing volunteers on and around that date.
Salsa Labs powers the technological efforts of Young Democrats of America and other organizations like them. They all recognize the vital need to reach out to people and bring them into the political process. Voting is a critical part of that process; that’s why Salsa Labs has joined this coalition.
"Our goal at YDA is to build a permanent alliance of young Democratic voters. Our campaigns use social media & digital tools," said Emily Tisch Sussman, Young Democrats of America. "We use social networking platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to reach out to young voters. Peer-to-peer campaigns not only help us build a solid group of young voters and get them involved in elections, but are also an organizing tool for growing our membership and activist base."
The involvement of Salsa Labs underscores the importance of using technology to expand the universe of people participating in American politics. This need is underscored by the fact that 6 million Americans didn’t vote in 2008 because they either didn’t know how to register to vote, or missed the deadline to do so. National Voter Registration Day aims to redress that fact.
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About Salsa Labs
Salsa Labs (Salsa) helps nonprofits and political campaigns to build, organize and engage a base of support. In one easy-to-use, integrated and flexible web-based system, groups of all sizes can manage their supporters and chapters, communicate through email and social media, fundraise, advocate, host events and measure results. With all that as well as our top-notch training, support and strong online community, Salsa provides you the best value for your investment - letting you focus more resources on your mission. Salsa currently supports more than 2,000 organizations’ relationships with more than 75 million donors, members, activists and fans all around the world. We can do more things together than we can apart. www.salsalabs.com.
About Young Democrats of America
The Young Democrats of America is the largest youth-led, national, partisan political organization in the United States. YDA engages young people under the age of 36 to participate in the electoral process, influence the ideals of the Democratic Party and take on leadership roles to develop the skills necessary for public service.
With approximately 1,500 chapters and 200,000 members, YDA is active in all 50 states and U.S. territories. YDA's programs engage young Democrats through high school, college and county chapters, as well as state and regional programming, and its national conferences and issue advocacy work.