The Nation: The Rock Vote

Persuading citizens to register and vote has long been a worthy cause of groups like the League of Women Voters. The ladies might have choked at a registration pitch delivered last week to prospective new 18-to-21-year-old voters at Georgia Tech. In the midst of a concert by the rock group Chicago, one singer proclaimed, "Registering is important if you give a s— about it. So go on up there to aisle F and register and make your vote count." Eighty-nine young voters complied.

Chicago is only one rock group that is promoting democracy among the young. The Beach Boys have embarked on...

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