Punk Voter

Punk Voter

Official Website: http://www.punkvoter.com/


From the organization's website: "Punk bands, musicians, and record labels have built a coalition to educate, register and mobilize progressive voters. Something needs to be done to unite the youth vote and bring real activism back into our society. Punk rock has always been on the edge and in the forefront of politics. It is time to energize the majority of today‚??s disenfranchised youth movement and punk rockers to make change a reality."

Recent News

Fat Mike of NOFX talks about the future of Punk Voter
A new interview with Fat Mike reveals the status of his Punk Voter project and its future. I would say we're on a vacation now. I want to keep PunkVoter going. Put news stories up there. I will always be politically active, but not like I was in 2002 to 2004. I don't really enjoy politics. I was flying across the country going to different radio stations, different DNC meetings. I met (wealthy liberal funder) George Soros. I met John Kerry. I did…
2007-05-28 13:00:02

PunkVoter speaks out against California's Proposition 90
The PunkVoter initiative continues to spread the word on various issues leading up to the mid-term elections in the US. Alternative Tentacles head Jello Biafra and Fat Mike of NOFX / Fat Wreck Chords have come out in opposition of California's Proposition 90. Frisk frontman Jesse Luscious posted the following on the issue: Prop 90- bans most zoning and eminent domain moves by government unless fair market value is paid to the owner. It may also…
2006-10-31 00:00:03

Punkvoter responds to MTV's "protest music" article
Another editorial has surfaced in the recent dialogue about protest music in America; this time from Punk Voter. The editorial explains: It comes as a great surprise to us that MTV is even aware of protest music AT ALL based upon their complete lack of coverage and consistent stonewalling that took place when it mattered most during the election year of 2004. Imagine if ESPN did nothing during the recent Winter Olympics and months later had stories like "Where did all the Olympic fever go?" or "Have…
2006-05-18 20:15:03

PROTECT contest winners
Our PROTECT contest has ended. Our grand prize winner of a pair of Etnies shoes among other swag is: Jon K. of Troy, MI Also picking up pair of Etnies is our second prize winner: Susan S. of Olathe, KS Runner ups in the contest will get a copy of the benefit compilation PROTECT: A Benefit for the National Association to Protect Children and more. They are: Sean M. of…
2005-11-24 23:24:00

PROTECT: A Benefit for the National Association to Protect Children
Our good friends at Fat Wreck Chords and Punk Voter recently released a compilation CD benefiting PROTECT, the national pro-child anti-crime association committed "to building a powerful, nonpartisan force for the protection of children from abuse, exploitation and neglect." The CD features the likes of Matt Skiba, NOFX, the Falcon, the Soviettes, Anti-Flag, Jawbreaker, Against Me!, Teenage Bottlerocket,…
2005-10-28 23:32:55

Punk Voter / Fat Wreck to release Protect compilation
The folks at Punk Voter have announced a new benefit compilation, titled Protect: A Benefit For The National Association To Protect Children. The organization posted the following on their website: Let's get posi! Probably the most asked question we get is "When is the next comp?" Well, this isn't a new Rock Against Bush CD (fuck that guy anyhow), but it is a great comp for a great cause with lots of great punk rock bands. It's called Protect: A Benefit For The National Association To Protect Children and it includes…
2005-08-31 12:51:00

Justin Sane op-ed piece picked up across the US
PunkVoter is reporting that an op-ed piece written by Anti-Flag frontman Justin Sane has been picked up by newspapers across the US. You can read his article, titled "Bush ups the ante for putting troops at risk" online at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. There's no word yet on how widely distributed the article is, but a quick web search shows it in the online version of the Las Vegas Mercury and IE News among other publications.…
2005-02-17 11:54:53

PunkVoter refocuses, plans for the future
With the Bush victory in the recent US presidential elections, the future of the PunkVoter organization has been in question. Last month members of the organization (including Jello Biafra, NOFX's Fat Mike, San Francisco supervisor Matt Gonzalez, The Frisk's Jesse Luscious and others) got together in San Francisco to decide the organization's next steps. According to the…
2004-12-08 10:59:50

Punk Voter posts election reaction
While it's hardly news to those of you who haven't been on Mars for the past 24 hours (in a cave with your eyes shut, and your fingers in your ears) yesterday, Democratic candidate John Kerry conceded victory to incumbent president George W.Bush. And here by popular demand, here is an excerpt from the message from the "group of folks" at …
2004-11-04 11:23:50

Last minute election rants from Fat Mike and Brendan Kelly
A few last minute notes from the PunkVoter folks. First Fat Mike wrote this for the latest Fat Wreck Chords newsletter: Hello, and welcome to Monday. This is gonna be the best Monday ever. Why you ask? This is the last day I ever have to speak publicly about this fucking election. Probably the last time I will ever mention the word election again. Yes, It's hard to believe, but no one is more sick of hearing me talk about politics than me. But here it is, my last rant. The polls are even and it's too close too call, except…
2004-11-01 23:22:04

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