Voting Gangnam Style Video! – Pledge to Vote!
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AALAC in partnership with Kollaboration Atlanta released one of two videos covering K-pop star PSY and his viral music video, “Gangnam Style”, as a mechanism to drive young voters to the polls on November 6.
The first is a 60-second short that can be seen here: http://bit.ly/VoteGangnamStyle. The full-length video with dance team Lost in the Gym (winner of Kollaboration ATL 3 in 2010) is set to be released later this week.
In addition to highlighting various Atlanta landmarks, the video also features Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.) doing the now-iconic “horse-riding dance” with hip-hop team Innonim, who placed second in this past year’s Kollaboration Atlanta talent competition (also known as Kollaboration ATL 5).
Says Helen Kim Ho, Executive Director of AALAC: “We targeted first generation Asian American parents with our Vote For Our Future billboard campaign. We are now targeting youth and leveraging the mass appeal of the song Gangnam Style to energize younger voters to get out and vote.”
AALAC and its partners are now focusing on getting Asian Americans and all citizens to get out and vote. By the voter registration deadline of October 9, 2012, AALAC and its partners registered more than 1,430 new voters. AALAC will engage in multiple Get Out To Vote efforts including phone banking, literature mailings, and sponsoring an October 25th Dekalb and Gwinnett Candidate Forum in partnership with 18 other nonprofits.
Kollaboration Atlanta will also be leveraging its primary demographic – youth and young adults – to encourage voter registration and political activism through Facebook link sharing and continued support of politically active organizations around the city.
About Kollaboration Atlanta
Kollaboration Atlanta is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the performing arts and entertainment in the Atlanta metro area. Every year, an audition is held to select competitors for a large-scale talent show that takes place the following spring. Our goals are to cultivate budding artists, connect communities, and inspire the youth in their artistic endeavors.
(Language for this post taken from Kollaboration Atlanta’s Press Release)