PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - 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 6.
“Do you part to protect the environment and get and vote, because every vote counts,” professional skier Chris Davenport said.
“Climate Change is affecting our oceans … and if you don’t vote, you can’t complain,” pro surfer Torrey Meister said.
“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 environmental 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,” Protect Our Winters Executive Director Chris Steinkamp said.
POW/Surfrider’s goal is to distribute these as widely as possible throughout the action sports community between now and Election Day to remind the action sports community to get out and vote.
Share these videos to remind people to get out and vote on Nov. 6.