Sirius XM’s “Urban View Vote” to Address African American Voter Disenfranchisement

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Karen Hunter, Urban View Host and Programming Consultant, Sirius XM
SiriusXM has launched “Urban View Vote” – a nonpartisan, midterm election year voter registration campaign designed to raise awareness about voter registration opportunities throughout the fifty states.  SiriusXM’s Urban View channel will roll out an “Urban View Vote” vehicle to tour multiple states – visiting college campuses, community centers, and other key locations where citizens will get the information necessary to have a voice and join the ranks of America’s voters.
The kick off is scheduled for March 22 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and will focus on the African American community and addressing voter disenfranchisement.
“This is a crucial time in our country’s history to register new voters, and Urban View listeners will lead the way,” says Karen Hunter, Urban View host and Programming Consultant, SiriusXM.  “On Urban View, we don’t just talk about issues, we take action. Now more than ever, we want people to know their voting rights and to empower them to take an active role in their futures. Our hashtag – #10for2018 – reflects our goal that every listener will inspire 10 people they know to get registered.”
Some of the states on the tour include Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
The project has its own designated voter registration information website and serves as a beacon of clarity to the state-by-state voter registration process.
The campaign will culminate in a town hall conversation between the students of Morehouse College and Urban View hosts Karen Hunter, Joe Madison, “The Black Eagle,” and Sway Calloway from Eminem’s exclusive SiriusXM channel Shade 45. The focus will be on voting rights and voter registration among millennials.
Listeners throughout America can tune to SiriusXM’s Urban View channel 126 to hear highlights from each stop on the tour and for announcements about additional initiatives, Town Halls, and ways to get involved in the “Urban View Vote” campaign throughout this midterm election year.
SiriusXM followers can join the conversation using #10For2018. Listeners can also follow @SXMUrbanView on Twitter for updates. SiriusXM subscribers can listen to Urban View channel 126, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more.