The American Club of Sweden

ROCK THE VOTE WANTS ALL AMERICANS IN SWEDEN FOR U.S. ELECTIONS

Press Release   •   Feb 01, 2016 09:04 CET

ROCK THE VOTE WANTS ALL AMERICANS IN SWEDEN FOR U.S. ELECTIONS

***ROCK THE VOTE DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND EVENTS KIKI BURGER AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE INTERVIEWS***

***THE AMERICAN CLUB OF SWEDEN PRESIDENT JULIE LINDAHL AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS AND APPEARANCES***

Stockholm, Sweden – February 1, 2016

On Monday, February 1, 2016 from 17:30-20:00, the non-partisan and non-profit organization Rock the Vote is joined by American organizations to host an event calling on all Americans in Sweden to register to vote. Distinguished speakers as well as American comedians and musicians will take the stage at Hard Rock Cafe Stockholm, (Sveavägen 75, Stockholm, Sweden) and Rock the Vote volunteers will be on site to encourage attendees to get involved with civic participation: to register, educate themselves, and submit their votes in U.S. Elections. The Overseas Vote online platform from U.S. Vote Foundation will enable rapid completion of registration information. Of fline options will also be available and the U.S. Embassy in Sweden is facilitating the cost-free mailing of all registration forms.

The American Club of Sweden has invited speakers including U.S. Embassy in Sweden, Chargé d' Affaires Robert Gilchrist; U.S. Embassy in Sweden, Voting Advocacy Officer Stephanie Parenti; and Democracy Investigation of the Swedish Government, Chair Olle Wästberg. Hard Rock Cafe Stockholm has arranged for a full show of all American entertainers with comedians Greg Poehler; David T. Weaver; Ryan Bussell; Jonathan Rollins; and Kathryn Mathews as well as musicians Ryan Roxie; and Alan AtKisson. Gibson USA and Hard Rock Cafe Stockholm are giving away a guitar to the best photo submission as advertised at the event.

The evening and associated media and social media campaigns are organized, volunteer staffed and supported by Rock the Vote; Overseas Vote of U.S. Vote Foundation; The American Club of Sweden/American Citizens Abroad in Sweden; American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden; U.S. Embassy in Sweden; Democrats Abroad Sweden; Republicans Overseas Sweden; Hard Rock Cafe Stockholm; and Gibson USA.

Contacts:
Nick Charles, Communications Director|nick.charles@rockthevote.com|+1 646 239 6620 Anders Bjers, Communications Chair|communications@amclubsweden.org|+46 73 550 37 88 

About Rock the Vote

Rock the Vote is the largest non-profit and non-partisan organization in the United States building the political power of young people. Fusing pop culture, politics, and technology, Rock the Vote works to mobilize the millennial voting bloc and the youth vote, protect voting rights, and advocate for an electoral process and voting system that works for the 21st century electorate. Since 1990, Rock the Vote has revolutionized the use of pop culture, music, art and technology to inspire political activity. Now, for almost 25 years, Rock the Vote has pioneered ways to make voting easier by simplifying and demystifying voter registration and elections for young adults.

Rock the Vote has run the largest voter registration drives for young people on record during the past six Presidential elections. In 2008 and 2012, our on-the-ground efforts, online organizing, and cutting-edge tools and technologies made us the largest non-partisan voter engagement campaign in the nation. All of these efforts have resulted in Rock the Vote processing nearly seven million voter registrations, bringing millions more to the polls, and becoming a trusted resource for young people, government agencies, and technological innovators passionate about political discourse and engagement. See more information at www.rockthevote.com.

About U.S. Vote Foundation and Overseas Vote

U.S. Vote Foundation (US Vote) and its initiative Overseas Vote support the participation of U.S. domestic, overseas and military voters worldwide through civic technology development and access to personalized voter information services. The foundation websites, www.usvotefoundation.org and www.overseasvote.org, provide online voter tools including user- friendly state-specific voter registration and absentee ballot request. US Vote licenses election data and customized voter services to voter organizations, states, campaigns and corporations seeking to better serve voters with online solutions. More information is available at www.usvotefoundation.org and www.overseasvote.org.

About The American Club of Sweden

Founded in 1905, The American Club of Sweden is based on the principle of promoting the American spirit of hospitality and cooperation in Sweden. The Club's objective is to strengthen bonds between the United States and Sweden and today it is a gateway to understanding America and succeeding in the U.S.
To promote the interchange of knowledge, customs and ideals, the Club provides frequent opportunities for networking and interaction through varied social programs and events. See more information at www.americanclub.se.