posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 10:34 AM
Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson and Crosby, Stills & Nash are the latest additions to The Vote for Change tour which is a group of musicians - including
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews Band - planning a tour over the course of 12 days in October. The purpose of the
tour is to generate money for America Coming Together (ACT); an organization actively working to "derail the right-wing Republican agenda by
defeating George W. Bush."
The Associated Press
While some of the performing musicians are accustomed to expressing political views, many are new to the arena. Dave Matthews earlier told The
Associated Press: "It's the first time Bruce and the E Street Band ever stood up and made a clear political statement. This is the first time we've
ever stood as a band, unified, and said we want a change."
The Vote for Change tour makes it clear that by purchasing tickets, concertgoers are making a federal political contribution to ACT.
"The excitement about this tour is fantastic," says Ellen Malcolm, president of ACT. "This is really going to help give us the resources to talk to
millions of voters. The artists have an ability to talk about the issues with groups of voters who don't often listen to politicians."
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Actors, musicians and celebrities in general expressing their political views seems to be more and more common. It would be interesting to know how
many of the voters are actually influenced by this.
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[edit on 20-8-2004 by Durden]