ADVISORY: Grassroots Coalition to Host Concert with Latin Grammy Nominee and Hot97 DJ to Engage Young LI Voters this Friday


October 3, 2012

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Contact: Daniel Altschuler, 917-494-5922

Long Island Civic Engagement Table to Bring Toby Love and DJ Cipha Sounds to Perform 

What:  Vote4Respect Concert, featuring Grammy Nominee Toby Love,

Hot97’s DJ Cipha Sounds, and local artist Baby J to convey civic
engagement message to youth and register voters.

When: Friday, October 5th, 2012, 7pm

Where: Central Islip Senior High School, 85 Wheeler Road, Central Islip

Note: Video / photo opportunities available

This Friday, October 5th, the Long Island Civic Engagement Table
(LICET), a non-partisan coalition to increase civic participation
among working-class communities of color, will host its “Vote4Respect”
Concert in Central Islip.  This event will feature Latin
Grammy-nominated Bachata artist Toby Love, Hot97’s star DJ, Cipha
Sounds, and Long Island’s own Baby J.

With young people, particularly those of color, less likely to be
registered to vote and cast their ballots, this concert will engage
them through popular culture. LICET, which has already registered
over 3,000 voters this summer, will register young voters and recruit
volunteers to participate in its non-partisan Get Out the Vote
efforts, which will reach nearly 20,000 voters this year.

To make the event as accessible as possible to young people, tickets
will cost only five dollars.  Concert tickets are available at:

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The Long Island Civic Engagement Table (LICET) seeks to transform the
culture of civic participation and government accountability on Long
Island.  LICET does this by nurturing grassroots participation and
leadership in working-class communities of color.  LICET, led by Make
the Road New York, New York Communities for Change, the Long Island
Immigrant Alliance, and CARECEN, seeks to work with these communities
to turn the tide of anti-working class and anti-immigrant politics and
build a common platform for low-income people.

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