Billie Eilish, Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age, Haim, Beastie Boys and more have backed a ballot campaign advocating for the protection of reproductive rights.
the Planned parenthood The campaign aims to ensure people’s “right to a safe and legal abortion” by discouraging support for conservative values that could undermine it.
“United, our voices can change the direction of this country. Voting shapes our lives and has lasting effects,” the ad reads. “Following the rushed confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, 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, in extreme jeopardy.
“The damage already inflicted on our country will last for generations. We cannot afford any further attacks on our reproductive freedom – our right to control our bodies. We need your voice.
Now, musicians have stepped in to co-sign Planned Parenthood’s “We Need Every Vote” campaign. Yesterday (October 28), the nonprofit ran a full-page ad in six swing state newspapers – including Detroit Free Press, Milwaukee Journal-Sentineland Austin American Statesman – which has been signed by hundreds of artists including Eilish, Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age.
Beastie Boys, Haim, REM’s Michael Stipe, The Breeders, The Chicks, St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers, Angel Olsen, Bright Eyes, Margo Price, Weezer and more have also signed.
Alexis McGill Johnson, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said in a statement:
“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.
“As we face a Supreme Court that now poses an even greater threat to people’s access to health care and reproductive rights, we know there is power in exercising our right to vote.
“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.”
Last week, Bright Eyes and Phoebe Bridgers released “Miracle Of Life”, a song protesting abortion rights in America. “This song shouldn’t exist in America in 2020,” Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst said of the song, which also features the band’s former collaborators including Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and Queens Of drummer. The Stone Age Jon Theodore.