Hip hop artist and actor Bow Wow is showing his support for our nation’s upcoming elections with a voter registration initiative, Walk Across America. Beginning October 1 in Atlanta, GA, Walk Across America will take Bow Wow and other citizens to cities across the United States in an effort to encourage people, especially the youth, to participate in the contests happening this November and in the overall political process.

Walk Across America will travel by foot and bus through 15 cities, making stops at various locations including colleges, universities and radio stations. Bow Wow is working with Declare Yourself and Black Youth Vote, two non-partisan organizations that will be assisting with the registration efforts at each stop and helping to reinforce the importance of youth voter participation. Students and elected officials from both major parties will also be invited to take part in the efforts in each city.

Bow Wow, who is launching his Follow the Leader foundation this year, felt that it was important for him to become personally involved in this historical election and to help motivate other young people to become engaged in the process.

“It’s important for the youth to participate because we’re tomorrow’s leaders,” said 21-year-old Bow Wow in a statement. “We need to make sure that our voices are heard and have a say in the decisions that will affect our lives and our country for years to come.”

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In addition to Walk Across America, Bow Wow is currently wrapping up work on his sixth album, “New Jack City, Pt. II,” which will hit stores in December. On Christmas Day, his latest film, “Hurricane Season,” in which he co-stars with Forest Whitaker, will debut in movie theaters.

Bow Wow Walk Across America itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

October 1 Atlanta, GA
October 2 Columbia, SC
October 3 Philadelphia, PA
October 4 Richmond, VA
October 5 Mobile, AL
October 6 Nashville, TN
October 7 TBA
October 8 North Carolina (city TBA)
October 9 TBA
October 10 New York, NY
October 11 Washington, DC
October 12 Baltimore, MD
October 13 New Jersey (city TBA)
October 14 Boston, MA
October 15 Hartford, CT