NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)- A gaggle behind a brand new tune about voting is hoping to entertain and encourage.
“We Need You” is geared toward ladies however needs to get extra individuals engaged within the presidential election, irrespective of their gender.
It is a catchy tune directed at among the voters who are inclined to steer clear of the polls. One hundred million individuals eligible to vote in 2016 stayed dwelling, about half of them ladies.
“The fact that 50 million registered women voters didn’t vote in the previous election really got the movement started,” mentioned musician Ximone Stewart in an interview with CBS2’s Dave Carlin.
“Cast a vote either way,” mentioned musician Jessenia Vargas.
The six gifted ladies within the video are main the marketing campaign WeNeedYou.vote, which they describe as grassroots and impartial, hoping this historical past lesson and name to motion turns into a giant hit on social media.
“It is the one hundredth year anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, and actually the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, which gave Black people the right to vote, especially Black women,” mentioned Stewart.
“We want people to join the song,” mentioned musician Soleil Laurent. “It is a simple message with a powerful meaning. We need you, we need you to vote.”
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Everyone concerned within the mission volunteered their time — the performers, the tune writers, the director — and since it was all accomplished just about, some are met one another Wednesday for the primary time.
“We’re just really lucky to have find ourselves in a group of people where ego doesn’t get in the way,” mentioned musician Virginia Marcs.
There are some stay performances deliberate at pop-up occasions within the metropolis and a GoFundMe web page to lift money to flow into this music with a mission.
For extra info on the marketing campaign, go to WeNeedYou.vote.
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