In honor of National Voter Registration Day, Dave Matthews Band today released an updated edition of the video for their new single “Mercy” with a special message from Dave Matthews about voting and includes an embedded link to HeadCount.org‘s voter registration page. This release is part of the first ever National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) and will bring together volunteers, artists, celebrities, organizations and corporations for a single day of coordinated efforts around voter registration.
NVRD was established to help make voting easier and more universal. In 2008, 75 million Americans eligible to vote didn’t, many because they weren’t registered. This video is being released because, as it states in the opening text and in the chorus of the song, “One by one we can turn it around.” The video is being featured on Youtube.com’s home page as part of the day’s events.
Andy Bernstein, the Executive Director of HeadCount.org, said “This song and video captures the idea that individuals working together can make a difference. That lies at the core of everything we believe.”
HeadCount’s Voter Registration page: http://www.headcount.org/mercy
National Voter Registration Day: http://www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org/