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Free beer if you register to vote
    #2806593 - 06/18/04 07:11 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

How sleazy.
Free beer if you register to vote




By Joseph Spector and Enid Arbelo
Staff Writers


(June 18, 2004) ? Here?s a way to get young people registered to vote: Give them free beer.
Voting for Beer

That?s the plan at today?s East End Festival. Monroe County Democrats have teamed up with High Falls Brewery to offer two free 2-ounce beers to those who register to vote at the festival.
Then the new voter can go into a real voting booth and pick the brew they liked the most. The promotion is called ?Register Your Taste.?

The goal is to encourage people older than 21 to register to vote and to simulate the experience of voting. But alcohol treatment counselors fizzled on the idea, saying organizers shouldn?t link drinking with the civic duty of voting.

?I think there are other ways to motivate people to vote other than give them alcohol,? said Elaine Milton, director of the chemical dependency clinic at the Family Service of Rochester Inc.

Molly Clifford, head of the Monroe County Democrats, stressed that the event is not aimed at encouraging alcohol consumption and that the samples are small.

The initiative, backed by High Falls CEO Tom Hubbard and Moe Alaimo, president of the East End Business District, will also take place at two other East End festivals later this summer and at two Red Wings games.

The booth will be open from 6 to 8 tonight at Alaimo?s store, Havana Moe?s, 200 East Ave.

?It?s just a fun way to get young people interested in voting,? Clifford said.

The festival is a great place to promote voting because of the captive audience, said Christopher Burns, co-founder of the Rochester Young Professionals.

?Young people like to drink and politics is not something they usually think about,? said Burns, 29.

?I hope people won?t be inebriated when they vote, but it seems like a fun way to get people involved in the voting process.?

Participants will vote between High Falls? two new beers, Dundee?s Amber Lager and Pale Ale, both to be introduced this fall. Hubbard said the event is a good marketing opportunity for the local company and a way to help a good cause. About 20,000 people, largely those in their 20s, attend each East End festival.

Clifford said she and Hubbard developed the idea, a nonpartisan affair, because locally and nationally it?s difficult to get young people to vote.

Statistics show that the 18-to-24 age group has the lowest percentage of registered voters and number of people who come to the polls.

Since 1972, the young voter participation rate has declined by about 13 percent overall ? the largest drop of any age group, according to the National Association of Secretaries of State. In Monroe County, less than 8 percent of registered voters are ages 18 to 24, also the lowest of any age group.

Jennifer Kunselman, 27, of Rochester said festival attendees could benefit from being able to register to vote there. Yet she said having the option at a Red Wings game would be even better.

?I think it?s important to target a younger audience,? Kunselman said. ?But there is a whole other population that won?t be frequenting the festival.?

David Mammano, president of the local chapter of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization, said the idea is good because it promotes voting, but he doubts it will help. He said people will vote if they want to, not because of free beers.

?Maybe they will have better luck if they have beer on Election Day.?


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Re: Free beer if you register to vote [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2807324 - 06/18/04 11:48 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

advertising is everwhere....


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Re: Free beer if you register to vote [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2807495 - 06/19/04 12:33 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

two free 2-ounce beers

Four ounces of beer?


omg + lolz

I don't think it's sleazy at all.


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Re: Free beer if you register to vote [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2807516 - 06/19/04 12:36 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

Baby_Hitler said:
two free 2-ounce beers

Four ounces of beer?


omg + lolz

I don't think it's sleazy at all.



Ya. Over the month of May, I did voter registration for my community service project, and getting people to care was pretty fucking hard. What we found worked was when we had a little gimmick. We gave out free balloons to the children of people who registered. I imagine beer would work even better.


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Re: Free beer if you register to vote [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2807704 - 06/19/04 01:20 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

I'd vote for beer!


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Re: Free beer if you register to vote [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2807706 - 06/19/04 01:20 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

maybe if they handed out free hits of acid


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Re: Free beer if you register to vote [Re: DoctorJ]
    #2807710 - 06/19/04 01:22 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

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DoctorJ said:
maybe if they handed out free hits of acid



That might end up getting "undesirable" people to vote, thus upsetting the political status quo.


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Re: Free beer if you register to vote [Re: DoctorJ]
    #2807713 - 06/19/04 01:22 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

What ever gets people registered... Now only if they'd do it at the polls to get the stupid fucks there.


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Re: Free beer if you register to vote [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2808748 - 06/19/04 02:34 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

4 ounces of beer???

What do they do, let you take a sip from a can of Miller Lite or something?





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Re: Free beer if you register to vote [Re: Learyfan]
    #2808762 - 06/19/04 02:44 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

They fill a super squirter.

Edit: If you have to offer anything to get people to vote.... perhaps they shouldn't be voting.


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Edited by luvdemshrooms (06/19/04 02:45 PM)


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Re: Free beer if you register to vote [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2808946 - 06/19/04 04:28 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

luvdemshrooms said:

Edit: If you have to offer anything to get people to vote.... perhaps they shouldn't be voting.




Hey, my input is mad valuable.  If I'm gonna vote they best give me a consultant fee or somethin.  I don't work for free :smile:


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Re: Free beer if you register to vote [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2809042 - 06/19/04 05:39 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Free beer that's a great idea, I see no problem with that :pennydrop:


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Re: Free beer if you register to vote [Re: fft2]
    #2809059 - 06/19/04 05:51 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

What a surprise.


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Re: Free beer if you register to vote [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2809272 - 06/19/04 07:22 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

There are reps rallying people in the mental institutions to vote, and many dont even know who they voted for.


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Re: Free beer if you register to vote [Re: Redo]
    #2809550 - 06/19/04 09:31 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Good to see someone gets the point.


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Re: Free beer if you register to vote [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2809569 - 06/19/04 09:45 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)



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Re: Free beer if you register to vote [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2810156 - 06/20/04 02:01 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

they don't even get a full beer the bastards


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Re: Free beer if you register to vote [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #2810297 - 06/20/04 03:16 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

I guess nobody thinks bribery for your vote is a topic worth discussing.


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Re: Free beer if you register to vote [Re: Redo]
    #2810787 - 06/20/04 11:03 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

It's just to get people registered. There's still no guarantee these people will actually get out and vote.


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Re: Free beer if you register to vote [Re: Redo]
    #2811031 - 06/20/04 01:14 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

It's just a different way to motivate people to vote. The commercials that the candidates put on the air are intended to influence people to vote as well.






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