Democrats Reach Out to Hip Hop

Terry McAuliffe

Terry McAuliffe

Democratic Leaders, Celebrities and Activists Unite To Engage Youth

Washington, D.C. – Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Terry McAuliffe, Georgia Democratic Party Chairman Calvin Smyre, State Representative Kasim Reed, DJ Biz Markie, R&B performers 112, and other special guests will launch the DNC’s new youth initiative “Something New” in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday, January 21. “Something New” will guide a talented group of forward thinking young professionals, entertainment industry executives, athletes and urban promoters to create a massive educated and registered army of young voters. Events will be held in cities across the country, and will include voter registration drives, town hall meetings, and events at local hot spots.

The kick-off for “Something New” will be held at Atlanta’s Vision’s Nightclub, where the DNC will hold a small dollar fundraiser. Special guests include DJ Biz Markie, Jermaine Dupri, and others, with a performance by 112. Press interested in covering this event must RSVP for credentials in advance. Space is limited and a valid Press ID (press credential or business card and photo id) required for entry.

Please RSVP to:
DEE DEE COCHETA – 770.907.8665 and or
ISOUL HARRIS – 404.931.9732 and
The final request cut off is Wednesday, January 21 at 3:00pm.

WHO:            DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe
Georgia Democratic Party Chairman Calvin Smyre
DJ Biz Markie

WHERE:        Visions Night Club
1068 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, Georgia

WHEN:   Wednesday, January 21, 2004
6:00 PM Press Check In
7:00 PM Short Program, followed by reception/party