On Wednesday, October 26th, at 4 p.m. Eastern, join the League of Young Voters Education Fund (LYVEF) and Elementz Hip-Hop as we welcome renowned hip-hop artist, producer, and Ohio native, Hi-Tek, as the host of the online YoungVoterLive series.

In two weeks, Ohio voters will take to the polls to weigh in on workers’ rights and solutions to Ohio’s economic woes. Livestreaming from the historic Elementz Hip-Hop Arts Center in Cincinnati, Hi-Tek will lead viewers in a frank discussion of the biggest headlines in America, from #OccupyWallStreet and union showdowns to pop-culture and music.

Hi-Tek will be answering audience questions LIVE via tweets @TheLeague99.

WHAT: #HiTekTalk: Social Justice & Politics in Ohio

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 at 4 p.m. Eastern

WHERE: YoungVoterLive.com

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ABOUT LYVEF: The League of Young Voters Education Fund empowers young people nationwide to participate in the democratic process and create progressive political change on the local, state and national level – with a focus on non-college youth and youth from low-income communities and communities of color. The League meets young people where they are, works on issues that affect their lives, and provides them with tools, training, and support to become serious catalysts for change.

ABOUT HI-TEK: Hi-Tek played a major role in the highly-admired golden-age revivalist sound affiliated with the Rawkus Records collective, crafting many of the label’s initial breakthrough releases. While Hi-Tek’s production style owes a debt to New York’s finest beat-makers from the early ’90s — DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Large Professor — the producer actually arose from Cincinnati’s low-key hip-hop scene rather than the streets of Brooklyn. Hi-Tek’s work with Talib Kweli and Mos Def on the milestone album Black Star (1998) first made him a hot commodity.

ABOUT ELEMENTZ: Elementz is a hip-hop center in Cincinnati, Ohio that specializes in artistic development in hip-hop arts to teens and young adults. Through its artistic programs, concerts and events, Elementz plays an essential role in providing young people with inspiring experiences and keeping the hip hop scene alive in Cincinnati.