Drop in and VoteBy admin • Nov 6th, 2012 • Category: News
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.
â€œDo you part to protect the environment and get and vote, because every vote counts,â€ says professional skier Chris Davenport. â€œClimate Change is effecting our oceansâ€¦and if you donâ€™t vote, you canâ€™t complain,â€ said pro surfer Torrey Meister.
â€œThis is a critical election for the environment. Itâ€™s just so important that everyone who can vote, takes a few minutes to do it. We spend the entire year fighting for key environmental issues and this is our opportunity to be active participants to create the change weâ€™re seeking. And we know that having pro athletes deliver that message can be really impactful,â€ says Chris Steinkamp, Executive Director for Protect Our Winters.
POW/Surfriderâ€™s goal is to distribute these as widely as possible throughout the action sports community between now and Election Day to remind the action sports community to get out and vote.
See all the videos here.