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September 19, 2000

"Rock the Vote" Tour rolls into Austin at St. Edward's University

AUSTIN-Live music, giveaways, and voter encouragement lead the activities when Rock the Vote's 25-city election bus tour will make its only stop in Austin at St. Edward's University on Fri., Sept. 22, from 3-7 p.m. on the track in front of the Main Building. Entertainment will include Ill Harmonics, Joe Bonamassa, Canvas, Bare Jr., Chamber 36 and comedy improv troupe Fat Buckle. Selected speakers will energize young Austin voters during the event, which is free and open to the public.

Rock the Vote is a non-partisan, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, founded in 1990 by members of the recording industry in response to a wave of political attacks on freedom of speech and artistic impression. Rock the Vote is dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and helping young people realize and utilize their power to affect change in the civic and political lives of their communities.

The 25-city bus tour is committed to registering new voters, helping young people recognize the role of politics in their lives and educating youth about important community issues and candidates. In between live performances, local student, community and political representatives will share why youth should vote on November 7 and stay engaged in their communities on a daily basis.

St. Edward's University is an independent, Catholic liberal arts university of 3,800 students in Austin. It was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross.

{Note: Alcoholic beverages and coolers are prohibited during this event.}

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