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The Build the Vote initiative in Minecraft will engage and educate current and future voters

Minecraft Build The Vote
Minecraft Build The Vote (Image credit: Rock the Vote | Sid Lee)

What you need to know

  • Minecraft is one of the most popular games in the world, used as an educational tool, creative outlet, and social platform all-in-one.
  • Minecraft has become the perfect platform for another cause, with creative company Sid Lee and non-partisan, nonprofit organization Rock the Vote teaming up on the Build the Vote initiative.
  • Build the Vote wants to educated young voters on the voting process, and encourage active participation in elections through voting.
  • This year is particularly important for voting, and Rock the Vote wants to maintain the momentum they've been seeing.

Minecraft has been used for some awesome things, from simple matters like recreating a graduation ceremony that couldn't happen to building a virtual library to access censored articles, Minecraft has become a lot more than just a video game. The latest initiative to take advantage of Minecraft's creative foundations, large playerbase, and powerful brand is Build the Vote, a joint partnership between creative company Sid Lee and non-partisan, nonprofit organization Rock the Vote.

(https://connectedcamps.com/connected-craft) will also have voting houses added to their maps and servers during the initiative. Why is this important? Because during the Build the Vote initiative, participants will actually vote on 10 of the most pressing issues in modern politics today.

The 10 things participants will be able to vote on include:

  • Gun laws
  • Criminal justice reform
  • Healthcare access
  • Global warming
  • Education system
  • Immigration
  • Job stability
  • Student loans
  • Combating corruption
  • Racial equality

Build the Vote begins Monday, October 26, 2020 and will end on Friday, October 30, 2020. After the initiative is over, Rock the Vote will share the results of all of the votes on their social media platforms, so we can see what our young and future voters are thinking about today. Interested players can get involved using this server address:

mc.buildthevote.com

. Like I mentioned above, voting houses will also be added to popular community servers as well. This is a fantastic way for children and young adults to learn about the voting process, and more importantly why their vote matters.

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Zachary Boddy
Zachary Boddy

Zachary Boddy is the Minecraft Expert and a News Writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been freelancing for Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019, with a focus on Xbox and PC gaming. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.

4 Comments
  • Gun laws Criminal justice reform Healthcare access Global warming Education system Immigration Job stability Student loans Combating corruption Racial equality Conspicuously missing from this list:
    defense
    the economy
    foreign policy
    taxes
    religious freedom
    abortion. Biased on its face. If you're a parent reading this, be aware that this is little more than indoctrination by liberals and progressives. It's not about civic duty and it's certainly not about patriotism. Monitor your children.
  • You're absolutely right.
  • It's nice to see other people who understand this and aren't afraid to call it out.
  • These are the things people under 60 care about. Get over it. Lucky for you, their votes count less on average.