MTV launches '+1thevote' campaign to mobilise Millennials and Gen Z in 2020 US election
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - In 1990, a bikini-clad Madonna wrapped in a US flag urged MTV viewers to vote in Senate elections as the youth television network partnered with a 'Rock the Vote' campaign that mixed pop culture and politics.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
"You need to look no further than the climate change strikes and what is happening in the streets to see that this is a fired-up generation," said Brianna Cayo Cotter, senior vice-president of social impact for MTV and its affiliate platforms VH1, CMT and Logo.
Millennials and Gen Z - those born between 1981-96 and after 1996, respectively - will make up 37 per cent of the US electorate, according to a January report from the Pew Research Centre, outnumbering for the first time Boomers born between 1946-64.
Yet, for the two generations raised on the Internet and smartphones, the process of registering and voting can seem bewildering, MTV found during months of research.
Some 1,200 polling stations have been shut down across the Southern United States since 2014, according to a September report by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.Read more: The Straits Times
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North Korean leader supervises air drills as US and South Korea postpone drillsSEOUL: North Korean media reported on Monday (Nov 18) that leader Kim Jong Un supervised air force drills for the second time in three days, even ...
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