VOTERGASM RELEASES ELECTION-NIGHT SEX ANTHEM
“Could A Single Song Revolutionize American Politics?”; Song Creator Says “Yes”

(New York, NY) The American system of government shook to its very core today, as Votergasm.org, the youth campaign to increase voter turn-on by asking young Americans to pledge to have sex with a voter on election night and withhold sex from all non-voters, unveiled its sexy new anthem. “Election Erection,” a 3-minute ode to youth civic participation and sexual activity, has already received critical acclaim from Votergasm's in-house music critic Andy Yaco-Mink.

“'Election Erection' has turned me on to the political process,” said Yaco-Mink, 23, a web developer in New York. “I speak for my entire generation when I say that Votergasm's new anthem marks a turning point for America, the same way WWII marked a turning point for our grandparents, and WWI marked a turning point for Franz Ferdinand.”

The song was created by Brooklyn musician and producer Brian Jacobs, and features the vocal stylings of sultry songstress Jenny Slate. The lyrics guide listeners through the process of fulfilling the Votergasm pledge: registering, voting, and having sex with a voter on election night.

“Election Erection” is available for download at http://www.votergasm.org/song/VotergasmElectionErection.mp3.

Votergasm.org is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization that seeks to reverse two disturbing trends in American society: low voting rates among young people, and unacceptably low rates of youth sexual activity.


10/04/04RUSH LIMBAUGH CHAMPIONS ELECTION-NIGHT SEX CAMPAIGN
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Last week, radio host Rush Limbaugh threw his support behind Votergasm.org, the web campaign promoting hot, sweaty, election-night sex for young people across America. From his incredibly powerful position in the American media, Limbaugh helped Votergasm.org get its message out to millions of young voters who now plan to have sex with their girlfriends, boyfriends, long-lusted-after crushes, or simply the sexiest voter they can find on the night of November 2nd.


9/30/04: RUSH LIMBAUGH FLIP-FLOPS ON VOTERGASM.ORG
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Radio personality Rush Limbaugh has taken two opposing stances in two days regarding Votergasm.org, the web campaign encouraging young people to pledge to vote, have sex with a voter on election night, and withhold sex from non-voters. Read more.


9/29/04: RUSH LIMBAUGH ATTACKS VOTERGASM.ORG
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Rush Limbaugh called on his 14.5 million listeners Tuesday to "shut down" Votergasm.org, the web campaign encouraging young people to pledge to vote, have sex with a voter on election night, and withhold sex from non-voters. Ignoring the fact that Votergasm.org is non-partisan, Limbaugh falsely claimed that the group was encouraging "orgasms and sex for votes for Kerry." Read more.


9/17/2004: YOUTH CAMPAIGN CALLS FOR VOTING, SEX
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Increase voter turn-on. That's the idea behind Votergasm.org, an ambitious campaign launched by a group of recent grads from Columbia, Barnard, Harvard, and UW-Madison who are seeking to increase youth voting and sexual activity. Their goal: send 100,000 first-time youth voters to polls for the 2004 elections, and catalyze 250,000 orgasms by the morning of November 3. They're asking Votergasm.org's visitors to pledge to have sex with a voter on election night—and withhold sex from non-voters until the next presidential election. Since the campaign's launch two weeks ago, more than 4,000 people have pledged to do just that. Read more.



Votergasm is a non-partisan nonprofit campaign formed to simultaneously reverse two disturbing trends in American society: low voting rates among young people, and unacceptably low rates of youth sexual activity. The focus of Votergasm.org is to encourage young people everywhere to pledge to have sex with voters on Election Night, and withhold sex from non-voters until the next presidential election.

Votergasm seeks to send 100,000 first-time 18-to-25-year-old voters to polls for the 2004 elections, and to catalyze 250,000 orgasms by the morning of November 3.



Votergasm

Michelle Collins, Spokeswoman
michelle@votergasm.org



There are three levels of the Votergasm Pledge.

1. Citizen: I pledge to withhold sex from non-voters for the week following the election.
2. Patriot: I pledge to have sex with a voter on election night and withhold sex from non-voters for the week following the election.
3. American Hero: I pledge to have sex with a voter on election night and withhold sex from non-voters for the next four years.



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Washington Post
"Vote Swingers: Suddenly Politics Is Hot Again. Sometimes, Really Hot"

The Times of London
"The most outrageous of a colourful array of “Get Out the Vote” efforts on the internet."

Time Magazine / CNN
"Some novel tactics of voter mobilization are being tested as well. Votergasm.org is asking for volunteers to have sex with a voter--and to withhold from nonvoters--on election night."

Nerve.com
"Cock the vote: Two new sites attempt to stuff the ballot box"

Slate
"Votergasm.org encourages young people to reward voting with sex. [...] The group claims to have enlisted some 30,000 amorous patriots already. In Australia, a country no less fond of sex, such campaigns are unnecessary."

LA Times
"The group Votergasm encourages people to withhold sex from nonvoters for a week after the election."

BBC News
"We think this election is very important and this is the least you can do for your country."

Salon.com
"Votergasm and other organizations are taking 'hot and sexy' to a whole new level."

Chicago Tribune
"One Web site growing in popularity urges young people to trade sex for votes. In a novel attempt at peer coercion, Votergasm.com asked potential voters to sign a pledge to withhold sex from non-voters for up to four years."

The Rush Limbaugh Show
9/28/2004 - Votergasm.org
9/29/2004 - Votergasm.org Should Thank Me
9/30/2004 - Votergasm Saga Continues

The San Francisco Chronicle
“This is American ingenuity at its best.”

Maxim
“Splooge or Lose”

MTV
“Young People Want To Vote And Have Sex — And Rush Limbaugh Can't Stop Them”

Sports Illustrated
“Hey, Jeff, you know what's good for releasing pent-up rage? A votergasm.”

Fleshbot.com
"Votergasm vs. Limbaugh, round two. Screw whatever happens in Coral Gables tomorrow night: this is the most entertaining political debate we've seen yet!"

New York Daily News – Rush & Molloy

Open Democracy
“Votergasm offers the sassiest, best-laid-out, and runaway funniest website of this political season.”
“Votergasm might be a first: the making of the first twenty-first century make-love-not-war machine.”

The Times of India
“In India booze wins votes, in US its sex!”

Cleveland Plain Dealer
Votergasm.org: Pledge to spread democracy via a little wink-wink, hubba-hubba.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"If you enjoy loopy photos of young people cavorting in their underwear, the site's a scream. If that offends you ... well, don't even think about looking."

The Philadelphia Daily News
“Votergasm.com is also trying to get off the vote. Their plan is to use sex as a weapon of mass instruction with three pledge levels: Citizen, Patriot and American Hero … Kind of gives the hanging chad a whole new meaning.”

San Antonio Express-News
‘As the presidential race reaches its climax and political passions abound, participants in the Votergasm effort should exercise their vote and their libido responsibly.”

Revolution Magazine

The Columbia Spectator
“But really, what young person doesn't want to get a piece on election night?”

The Georgetown Hoya
“And remember, if the voting booth is a-rockin’, don’t go a-knockin’.”

The Daily Illini
“Patriotism and sex go hand-in-hand.”