The ESA (Entertainment Software Association) announced yesterday that their Video Game Voters Network project reached over 200,000 members. The group was founded as “a coalition of voting-aged gamers that educates and mobilizes the gamer community in political activities.”
Founded in 2006, the VGVN has been working with elected officials to have video games covered under the first amendment with equal protection. In 2009, the group was active 46 times in which they sent letters to elected officers in Washington D.C. about proposed government legislation.
ESA believes that the VGVN “plays a critical role in protecting free speech and defending this innovative and creative art form from intrusive and unnecessary government legislation and regulation.”