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Press Release from Six Flags:

 

'Voice Your Vote' at Six Flags

Tuesday July 22, 9:00 am ET

Six Flags Friends, Declare Yourself and Seventeen Magazine Encourage Young People to Vote in the 2008 Presidential Election

 

NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Six Flags Friends, the philanthropic arm of Six Flags, Inc. (NYSE: SIX - News) and Seventeen Magazine have joined forces with Declare Yourself, the national nonpartisan, nonprofit youth voter initiative aimed at encouraging America's youth to register and vote in the 2008 presidential election, to launch the "Voice Your Vote" campaign. This multi-tiered initiative combines pop-culture with politics in a nationwide effort to reach out to unregistered voters at twelve Six Flags parks this summer.

 

Beginning August 5th, all Six Flags theme parks across the US will hold a registration drive that will deploy Seventeen Magazine and Declare Yourself "street teams" into the parks to recruit potential voters. Six Flags will act as a distribution channel for official voter registration forms, making them available at all guest relations booths. The parks will also air public service announcements created by Seventeen and Declare Yourself on Six Flags TV to encourage voter turnout, as well as provide special text alerts on their cell phones.

 

"Six Flags Friends is thrilled to be partnering with Declare Yourself and Seventeen to encourage our young guests to find their voice in this year's election," said Jessica King, director of Six Flags Friends. "We hope by connecting them with the political process it will empower them to follow the issues of this upcoming election and register to vote."

 

"We aim to reach young people wherever they hang out both on and off line," said Marc Morgenstern, executive director of Declare Yourself. "What better place to encourage voter registration this summer than at Six Flags parks."

 

The "Voice Your Vote" program will also be in full force during each "Starburst ® Thursday Night Concert Series," "Sunday Rocks! At Six Flags" and the "MTVU Video Music Awards Tour at Six Flags." Various artists and Declare Yourself supporters will offer their voices to encourage concert-goers to stand up and be counted. For a complete listing of "Voice Your Vote" voter registration dates, please visit sixflags.com/declareyourself or www.seventeen.com.

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