Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Protect Our Winters And Surfrider Foundation Partner With Pro Athletes In Voting Campaign

With voter turnout a major issue in the 2012 election, Protect Our Winters and the Surfrider Foundation have asked professional skiers, snowboarders and surfers to remind their respective communities to get out and vote.
Eleven pro athletes such as Travis Rice, Jeremy Jones, Shea Lopez and Gretchen Bleiler have all submitted personal video clips asking people to remember to get out and vote on November 6th.
“Do you part to protect the environment and get and vote, because every vote counts,” says professional skier Chris Davenport.  “Climate Change is effecting our oceans…and if you don’t vote, you can’t complain,” said pro surfer Torrey Meister.
“This is a critical election for the environment.  It’s just so important that everyone who can vote, takes a few minutes to do it.  We spend the entire year fighting for key issues and this is our opportunity to be active participants to create the change we’re seeking.  And we know that having pro athletes deliver that message can be really impactful,” says Chris Steinkamp, Executive Director for Protect Our Winters.
POW/Surfrider’s goal is to distribute these as widely as possible throughout the action sports community between now and Election Day to remind their respective communities to vote.  The effort will be supported by heavy social media and partner distribution.

Here are the links to some of the video clips:
Chris Davenport: https://vimeo.com/51945832
Gretchen Bleilerhttps://vimeo.com/51962659
Jeremy Jones: https://vimeo.com/52032286
Ralph Backstrom: https://vimeo.com/52032873
Forrest Shearer: https://vimeo.com/52033371
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