For Immediate Release
Friday, February 22, 2002

Contact: Kim Alexander or Saskia Mills
(530) 750-7650, (916) 452-7706

The California Voter Foundation's "Election Song" Debuts on the Web!

Davis, CA -- Today the California Voter Foundation debuts its new "Election Song", an 86-second folk song to help inform and engage voters about the upcoming March 5th California Primary election.

"We're putting this song out with the hope that it will raise awareness about the upcoming election," said Kim Alexander, CVF President and chief songwriter. The song is available in MP3 format on CVF's web site, at

The song can be played with RealPlayer, Quicktime, or on any MP3 player. News organizations, radio stations and anyone else who wants to broadcast part or all of the song has permission to do so, provided that credit is given to the California Voter Foundation and the song is for reporting, public education or other noncommercial purposes.

Next week the California Voter Foundation debuts its new California Online Voter Guide. The CVF web site currently features an "Election Preview", at providing information on California candidates and propositions.

The California Voter Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization advancing new technologies to improve democracy, and is funded by contributions from foundations and members. More information is available online at


The Election Song lyrics

chords: G / A / D7 / D7-F# / G

Oh, we're having an election
March 5th is the day
It's for all the people in

Lots of things are different
Many rules have changed
So if you feel a little lost
Don't think that you're to blame

This song will get you started
The rest is up to you
Democracy's a lot of work
Best left to not too few.

This election's a primary
the parties nominate
the one they think will do the best
of all their candidates

The districts were renumbered
the lines just got redrawn
your current reps may be elsewhere
when this election's done

There are lots of statewide contests
Their number totals eight
plus state and local measures
so please don't hesitate

Get out your ballot pamphlets
and gather all your friends
Cuz out here in our Golden State
the ballot never ends

If you want more information
Just log yourself online
There's so much more at calvoter-dot-org
We're o-pen all the time!


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