Billie Eilish, Halsey, Foo Fighters, Haim, Katy Perry, Andre 3000, Kacey Musgraves, Nine Inch Nails and Beck are among hundreds of artists to align with Planned Parenthood’s We Need Every Voice voting campaign.
Planned Parenthood ran a full-page ad in six state newspapers on Wednesday, including Detroit Free Press, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, and American statesman Austin – which has been signed by hundreds of musical artists including the Beastie Boys, Breeders, Chicks, St. Vincent, Queens of the Stone Age, Phoebe Bridgers, Angel Olsen, Bright Eyes, Margo Price, Weezer and dozens of ‘others.
“United, our voices can change the direction of this country. Voting shapes our lives and has lasting effects, ”says the ad. “After Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s rushed confirmation, in the midst of a pandemic, we now face a Supreme Court that puts our health and freedoms, including our right to a safe and legal abortion, at extreme risk . The damage already inflicted on our country will last for generations. We cannot afford any further interference with our reproductive freedom – our right to control our bodies. We need your voice.
The ad continued: “This election, more than any other, will determine our health, our rights and our future. Now we decide. We need every voice. Vote, because your body is yours.
Michael Stipe, My Morning Jacket, Finneas, G-Eazy, Tenacious D, Sia, Spoon, Tegan and Sara, Jenny Lewis, Fleet Foxes, The Postal Service and Lindsey Buckingham also supported the campaign.
“Everything is at stake with this election. Voters across the country understand that we need leaders who will fight to protect our rights and access to health care in every branch of government – which is why tens of millions of Americans have already voted by mail or in person in states with early voting, ”said Alexis McGill Johnson, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, in a statement.
“As we face a Supreme Court that now poses an even greater threat to access to health care and people’s reproductive rights, we know that exercising our right to vote is power. We are proud to partner with Musicians for We Need Every Voice to mobilize more people to use their voices and votes to help elect leaders who will protect our future, our health, our rights and our freedoms. “