Thursday, June 24, 2004
Bump and Grind the Vote
Primo research assistant Ryan Monarch sends along this story about the efforts underway at a strip club in Ohio to encourage voter registration. The club's co-owner was motivated into the political activism by recent attempts to censor adult entertainment, and so far the adult nightclub trade organization of which she is executive director is responsible for more than 5,000 voters registering. At her club, "servers supply patrons with registration cards, pens and instructions. And on breaks, dancers mail letters urging thousands of other clubs to help register voters."
Incidentally, the trade organization's newsletters are pretty interesting, and they are available on-line. Their May 5, 2004 newsletter has more on the voter registration drive.
Even more incidentally, I have returned to Chicago and I hope that blogging returns to "normal" once I determine the extent to which I have neglected all of my other responsibilities.