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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:12 PM
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Wrestling, Rap Leaders Registering Voters
WASHINGTON -- The body-slamming promoters of professional wrestling and the mavens of hip-hop music are teaming up to bring their fans to what may be an unfamiliar place -- the voting booth.

The unlikely partnership between World Wrestling Entertainment and the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network -- called "Smackdown Your Vote!" -- wants to get 2 million more 18- to 30-year-olds to register and cast their votes in the 2004 presidential election than did in 2000.

"Wow. The WWE and hip hop together -- there goes the neighborhood, huh?" quipped WWE chairman Vince McMahon at a news conference Monday. He was joined by Rev. Run, aka Joseph Simmons, of the hip-hop group Run-DMC and wrestling stars Bradshaw and Maven, among others.

Known more for promoting bone-jarring wrestling spectacles than for his political savvy, McMahon said the two groups are forming a "tag team championship combination to go out and find these new people, sign them up and get them to vote."

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ButterflyBlood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:16 PM
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1. in addition
a lot of the bands i've seen play lately have told us to vote against bush in 2004.
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