GET OUT THE VOTE! Watch The 50-50 All Souls To The Polls

A coalition of the nation’s top arts presenters have joined forces to create a 6 hour “People’s Benefit Concert” to spur Get Out The Vote action in all fifty states. More than 100 artists, notable public speakers, and grassroots activists are showcased in two nights of performances and inspirational messages that will benefit voter turnout efforts around the country. The 50-50 ALL SOULS TO THE POLLS concert can be seen here.

This unprecedented effort to ensure “All Souls to the Polls” reflects the broad artistic expressions from across the country with an astonishing variety of cultures and traditions represented. Performances and “shout outs” showcase various musical genres and original compositions created for this specific event, underscoring the curators belief that it is the diversity of this nation that is its strength. While the list of performers continues to grow, currently it includes: List in formation Arizona Linda Ronstadt, LA Orkesta; California Danny Glover, Los Lobos, Raq Filipina, Meklit Hedero, and Fantastic Negrito; Colorado Trace Bundy; Delaware Tahira; Florida Morikeba Kouyate, John Daversa Quintet with Sammy Figueroa, Dafnis Prieto, Carlos De Rosa, and Gonzalo Rubalcaba; Hawaii George Kahumoku; Iowa Greg Brown with Bo Ramsey; Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Bea Lumpkin, Funkadesi, Isaiah Collier and the Chosen Few; Kansas Stan Herd with Jessica Paige; Ohio Jenna Fournier; Louisiana Dirk Powell; Maine Dennis Carter and Anneli Carter-Sundqvist Massachusetts Twisted Pine; Michigan Regina Carter, Thornetta Davis and Congressman Dan Kildee; Minnesota Douglas Ewart; Missouri Making Movies; Nevada John Toles-Bey; New Jersey Jason Kao Hwang; New Mexico Rob Martinez, Ivon Ulibarri/Cafe Mocha; New York Amy Goodman, Arturo O’Farrill, Eleanor Reissa & Frank London and the Klezmer Brass All Stars; Pennsylvania Aisha Fukashima; Puerto Rico Plena Libre; Rhode Island Allysen Callery; South Carolina Ranky Tanky; Texas Clemente Castillo, Beto O’Rourke; Washington Paoli Mejias; Wisconsin Paul Cebar; & Wyoming The Taylor Scott Band. 

Hosts Medea Benjamin, Chelis Lopez, Davey D., Gabe Romero and Shoshonna Stern. You can also watch the concert on YouTube –  www.youtube.com/hothouseglobal.

“The 2020 election is the most important election in our nation’s history since 1864 and people are facing unprecedented obstacles when they head to the polls,” said Marguerite Horberg. “With the future of our democracy at stake and so many new restrictions on voting, it is essential we inspire more people to get out and vote and make sure voters have the information they need to make their voices heard.” Progressive Leadership Initiative is a civic engagement, affiliated 501c4 nonprofit organization that embraces culture and technology to engage and equip people with the tools, skills, and training to be effective volunteers, organizers, and civic leaders.

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