Beatboxing at the Ballot

“I never really cared that much about who was president,” says Fat Mike, NOFX bassist and founder of Punkvoter, a coalition of musicians, labels and activists out to effect regime change in the White House through a series of Rock Against Bush tours and record releases. “I didn’t think it really mattered. But everything changed for me during the 2000 election.”

That was the year when about 100 million Americans who are eligible to vote, did not. The older demographic – mostly wealthy and white – dominated that election.

Consider that the government doesn’t look much like America anymore: President George W. Bush’s cabinet is the wealthiest in U.S. history, with over 80 percent millionaires and nearly half of them worth more than $10 million, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.