Nonprofit organization, Justice Aid, has announced Voices To Protect The Vote, an at-home benefit concert in support of its 2020 beneficiary, Election Protection/888-OUR-VOTE. The virtual event will take place on May 18th, 2020 at 7PM ET/4PM PT on JusticeAid’s YouTube and will be hosted by NYC’s WFUV Program Director Rita Houston. The event will shine a light on issues of voter suppression and serve as a gift of uplifting music during these difficult times. Performing artists Paula Cole, David Shaw and Zack Feinberg of The Revivalists, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, Leyla McCalla, Kandace Springs, and Paine the Poet will headline the event. Each year JusticeAid organizes concerts and public forums to educate the public about key civil rights challenges, while raising vital funds to support grassroots organizations addressing these issues. This year’s focus is on voter engagement and voter suppression. “As our country responds to the pandemic, one of the fundamental pillars of our Democracy is deeply affected: the right to vote,” shares JusticeAid Co-Founder Steve Milliken. “We’re motivated to get the necessary resources to individuals nationwide, including local and state officials, so they can adapt to the new changes brought on by COVID-19. The JusticeAid virtual concert, Voices To Protect The Vote, shares inspiring music and poetry to move us all to fight voter suppression. JusticeAid is raising money so that every person who wants to vote will be able to—easily and safely.” While Voices To Protect The Vote is a free event, the JusticeAid Board will match every dollar contributed up to $100,000 to support grassroots efforts to remove barriers to voting and ensure safe and fair access to the voting process. You can find more information on Voices To Protect The Vote HERE.
Tune in on Monday, May 18th, at 7PM ET/4PM PT on JusticeAid’s YouTube!
JusticeAid leverages the community-building power of art and music to transform awareness into action in the fight against injustice. The organization selects a justice-focused issue each year. This year the focus is on voter engagement and voter suppression in support of our 2020 beneficiary, Election Protection/866-OUR-VOTE. JusticeAid supporters share a passion for justice and a love for the arts. The organization hopes that fans will learn about voter suppression, persuade someone of its importance, and rally together to make the world a better place. Since it was founded in 2013, JusticeAid has directed nearly 1 million dollars in donations to the nonprofits it supports.
About Election Protection:
Election Protection, a national coalition powered by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, provides Americans from coast to coast with comprehensive information and assistance at all stages of voting – from registration, to absentee and early voting, to casting a vote at the polls, to overcoming obstacles to voter participation. One of the best tools available through Election Protection is the voter hotline, which can be reached at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683).