This summer General Growth Properties with the help of Disney star Selena Gomez, gave teens a chance to make their voices heard through an innovative, nationwide campaign, UR Votes Count.
The program provided teens an opportunity to vote on important, relevant topics, such as the economy, environment, healthcare, the Iraq war, Social Security, national security and education, as well as their choice for the next US president.
After 150 malls, 42 states and six weeks, teens’ choice for the next president of the United States was clear. Illinois Senator Barack Obama won by an overwhelming 62 percent. Arizona Senator John McCain captured 33 percent of the votes, with Bob Barr and Ralph Nader rounding out the vote at two and three percent respectively.
Sel said, ‘It’s incredible so many teens came out to vote and learn more about the issues facing our nation today. I’m so proud to have been able to lend a hand in helping to educate my peers and usher in this next generation of voters.’ Full article at BusinessWire.