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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Rock The Vote Takes Over ‘The Electorate Fetus’ for a Political Happy Hour

Rock The Vote Takes Over ‘The Electorate Fetus’ for a Political Happy Hour

In-store voter registration and other activities will take place during the Republican National Convention

MINNEAPOLIS -- From Sept. 2-4, during the Republican National Convention, The Electric Fetus will be acting like The Electorate Fetus, with the help of the League of Women Voters and Rock the Vote. From 3-6 p.m. on those days, it will be a regular rock and role call, as the iconic record/cd and gift shop pledges to register 1,000 new voters. It will be made easy with the help of Rock the Vote and the League of Women Voters, who will have staff on-hand to register new voters and help all voters find out more about their polling places. Even if you are already registered to vote there are plenty of reasons to stop by and see your friends at the Fetus.

Staging a Movement: A variety of bands will be playing special in-store performances to support The Electorate Fetus Political Happy Hour events. The shows will take place Tuesday through Thursday and the lineup will be announced soon.

Sound(off) Check: The Fetus is offering an open mic to anyone interested – including the candidates, who have been invited – in discussing the importance of voting. The forums will take place between band sets. Political candidates or their representatives will have microphone priority and certain restrictions apply (obviously). Bring your guitar, a beat, or just yourself and be heard.

Rocking Refreshments: The Fetus will be offering cookies and juice to anyone who stops by to take part in The Electorate Fetus events.

Political Records: During the three-day span, the Fetus will be naming 10 important political albums of all time and will feature them 20 percent off, with a portion of each sale going to support the Rock the Vote movement. The 10 albums will be announced this week and will be available for sale both online and in the store.

What: The Electorate Fetus Political Happy Hour events to register new voters and assist existing ones

Where: The Electric Fetus at 2000 4th Ave. South, Minneapolis 55404

When: Sept. 2-4, from 3-6 p.m.

Why: To get people involved in the important election process and register new voters