According to the Entertainment Software Association, sponsor of the Video Game Voters Network special interest group, the VGVN has amassed over 10,000 signees in its first week. Established on March 13, the network serves as a grassroots organization for adults who play games to make their voices heard on the increasing number of anti-game bills circulating in several state and even federal branches of legislation.
"Voting age gamers from all fifty states have joined the network, and we are gratified that we've been able to create an outlet for so many of them to be heard on the issues they care about when it comes to video games," said ESA President Douglas Lowenstein. "With the average age of gamers at 30, and the core audience at ages 18 to 35, our goal is to demonstrate that video gamers can be a political force. In the months ahead, we look forward to working with Video Game Voters Network members to make sure their views reach policymakers at the Federal, state, and local levels."
Those over 18 can join the Network at its official website
, which features information on a variety of game-related concerns and how voters can respond to them.