Vote Your Voice

Vote Your Voice

BET Networks announces the "BET Hip Hop Awards: Vote Your Voice" tour kicking off in Atlanta on September 16 to encourage young people to vote.

Published September 15th

BET NETWORKS ANNOUNCES THE “BET HIP HOP AWARDS: VOTE YOUR VOICE” TOUR KICKING OFF IN ATLANTA ON SEPTEMBER 16th.

THE TOUR WILL VISIT OVER 20 CITIES TO PROMOTE VOTER REGISTRATION IN THE COMMUNITY.

In advance of BET’s highly anticipated Hip Hop Awards Show, a BET-branded truck will hit the road to encourage young people to vote in advance of voter registration deadlines.  

 

WHO: BET Networks is kicking off a 20 plus city truck tour to encourage young people to register to vote.

WHY: To create awareness and excitement around their voter engagement initiative, Vote Your Voice, BET is tying in the promotional tour with their upcoming BET Hip Hop Awards show, airing on October 4th at 8pm ET.

GOAL: The goal is to create an exciting, accessible and engaging way to make young African-American people aware of the voter registration deadlines in their cities and register to vote.

WHAT: The BET truck will hit over 20 cities, visiting Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU’s), malls,  parks,  concerts in each area.

WHERE: The 2016 BET HIP HOP AWARDS: VOTE YOUR VOICE Tour will kick off at BET Hip Hop Awards Weekend in Atlanta, GA September 16-17, 2016. See location and dates below.

Check out the @BET social media handle @HipHopAwards to see when the truck hits your town.

DATES                        CITIES

9/16-9/17                    Atlanta, GA

9/18                     Birmingham, AL

9/19                           Jackson, MS

9/20                    Baton Rouge, LA

9/21                     New Orleans, LA

9/22                              Mobile, AL

9/23                        Tallahassee, FL

9/24                         Jacksonville, FL

9/25                           Savannah, GA

9/25                           Charleston, SC

*9/27                          Washington, DC

9/28                             Baltimore, MD

9/29                           Wilmington, DE

9/29                                Chester, PA

9/29                            Philadelphia, PA

9/30                                  Newark, NJ

10/01                               Brooklyn, NY

10/01                                Queens, NY

10/02                           New Haven, CT

10/02                                Hartford, CT

10/03                                 Boston, MA

10/04                             New York, NY

10/04                                 Harlem, NY

 

Tuesday, September 27 is National Voter Registration Day

SUPPORT: See the truck on the road? Tweet, Instagram and post #VoteYourVoiceBET and #HipHopAwards to show your support.

Keep up with the BET truck locations by following @HipHopAwards across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Tune in to BET on October 4th at 8pm ET for the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards .

People are invited to come inside of the 18-foot step van set up as a mobile lounge and register to vote onsite at designated iPad stations or show proof of registration and receive free giveaways from t-shirts to hot vinyl product, while supplies last.

Artists/talent will pop-up onsite at the BET Truck at various locations to meet and greet with fans. Make sure you show up and bring your friends and family too!

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For more information on The 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards: VOTE YOUR VOICE Tour, please visit: www.bet.com/vote.

For media inquiries, please contact Syreta J. Oglesby of SJO Public Relations at 201-658-3711 or syreta@sjoglesbypr.com or Nneka Norville of BET Networks at nneka.norville@bet.net  

Written by BET-Staff

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