June 11, 2012

Artists and Activists Team up at Bonnaroo to Clean Up Politics

Blind Woods performs on the Solar Stage

Over the weekend, musicians and activists joined together at Bonnaroo to launch Power Vote, a national campaign to turn out young voters across the country to demand candidates stand up for clean energy and stop taking money from the fossil fuel industry.

Power Vote is more critical than ever this year because big polluters are not only poisoning our communities and our climate, they’re poisoning our democracy with millions of dollars of dirty money. This has to end. There’s only one way to create the clean and just energy future we need, and that’s for our generation to stand up and demand a power shift.

Bands and artists who supported the Power Vote campaign launch by filming videos and spreading the word on social media included: Big Freedia, YUNA, Rubblebucket, Santigold, Childish Gambino, Moon Taxi, Dead Confederate, Soul Rebel, The Blind Woods, and The Futurebirds.

Big Freedia talks to the press

YUNA films an interview for Power Shift TV

Big Oil and the 1% are trying to hijack our elections by spending millions of dollars, but we are fighting back. Hand in hand with musicians across the country, we’re mobilizing hundreds of thousands of young voters to stand up to big polluters and their dirty money and demand 100% clean and renewable energy.

This summer and fall, we’re taking our democracy back. More than 2,000 Bonnaroo attendees signed the Power Vote pledge over the weekend, and in the coming months Power Vote will mobilize hundreds of thousands of young people, not just to vote on November 6th, but to take action all across the country.

Wherever candidates go, young people will be there to ensure clean energy is a top issue in the election, and to hold candidates accountable for the dirty money funding their campaign.

To join the campaign, sign the Power Vote pledge at http://www.PowerVote.org and get ready to organize like never before on your campus and in your community.