Rock the Vote says their mission is to engage and build the political power of young people in order to achieve progressive change in our country. It uses music, popular culture and new technologies to engage and incite young people to register and vote in every election.
In 2009 Rock the Vote got into Issues advocacy one of which is Obamacare. Its latest attempt to push the President's health plan involves, foul language and sexual innuendo to get students to advocate for the plan. It features young actors Zach Gilford, and Eva Amurri to suggest to our youngsters that they not "f**K" anyone who does not support healthcare.
Watch the video below (warning there is use of cursing in the video) If you cannot see video click here.
Look, I am no prude, but it seems to me that if we are going to teach our young adults to exercise their obligations as a citizen, we should be doing it in a more Adult-like way. Certainly using curse words and suggesting teens withhold sex (which they shouldn't be having anyway) is not the way to do it.
Even more important is the question whether it is responsible for a group such as Rock The Vote, to be promoting teenage sex. Because if they say don't have sex with people who are against Obamacare, they are also saying its cool to have sex with people who do.
Not surprisingly the one of the Directors of Rock The vote, is SEIU President Stern. Who maybe is just trying to increase his union rolls with teenage pregnancies.
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