October 24 2012
Effort Focuses On Increasing Voter Turnout Within Action Sports Community
With voter turnout a major issue in the 2012 election, Protect Our Winters and the Surfrider Foundation have asked professional skiers, snowboarders and surfers to remind their respective communities to get out and vote.
Eleven pro athletes such as Travis Rice, Jeremy Jones, Shea Lopez and Gretchen Bleiler have all submitted personal video clips asking people to remember to get out and vote on November 6th.
“Do you part to protect the environment and get and vote, because every vote counts,” says professional skier Chris Davenport. “Climate Change is effecting our oceans…and if you don’t vote, you can’t complain,” said pro surfer Torrey Meister.
“This is a critical election for the environment. It’s just so important that everyone who can vote, takes a few minutes to do it. We spend the entire year fighting for key issues and this is our opportunity to be active participants to create the change we’re seeking. And we know that having pro athletes deliver that message can be really impactful,” says Chris Steinkamp, Executive Director for Protect Our Winters.
The videos will be packaged and distributed through various media on a rolling schedule starting on Tuesday, October 23rd through Election Day, November 6th.
Click on the name below to view the video clip.