Our “Why I Vote” campaign gives artists a chance to share personal opinions on the key issues shaping the 2016 Presidential Election. Along the way, they encourage young people, a traditionally under-represented demographic at the polls, to participate in the political process that impacts us all. From Kesha to T.I. to American Authors, each episode focuses on a particular subject, including immigration, LGBTQ rights, mass incarceration, and education opportunities. We’re hoping to galvanize first-time voters interested in shaping their own future.

In our latest episode, we spoke with Tim McIlrath of Rise Against to discuss climate change, and the urgency to make a national priority of global warming’s debilitating impact on the planet. “For meaningful policy and meaningful legislation to happen, as voters, we need to put people in office who we believe have faith in making those things happen,” Tim says.

Previous episodes of “Why I Vote” featured Vic Mensa sharing his personal experiences with police brutality, T.I. telling his own story of growing up in Atlanta at the beginning of the government’s “War on Drugs,” Kesha discussing LGBT rights, American Authors talking about gun safety, and Becky G. discussing immigration.

Upcoming episodes of “Why I Vote” will premiere in the coming weeks, and will feature Andra Day, Common and JoJo.

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  1. Почему мне это рекомендует ютуб? Дайте мне гражданство США сначала!

  2. Good grief, listen to yourself! Would you be okay with rhetoric like this coming from someone you disagreed with?

    „Climate change denial” is „something that needs to be addressed once and for all.”

  3. „We haven’t even graduated to … arguing about solutions. We’re still arguing about the problem.”

    And that’s no accident. Once the problem is accepted as real, certain actions, and lack of action, become morally indefensible.

  4. I love how their music talks about real life issues in their songs and they do it better than any other political activist.

    • I love what you’re saying! We’re looking for Rise Against fans to answer these questions for a documentary in progress:

      Currently in pre-production, it will focus on how this band has inspired many and “left a lasting impact”. There is a ripple effect of positivity and enduring change, but we hope to show what that means to you you and your communities. How does punk rock music really save lives?

      Q: How has Rise Against influenced you?
      Q: How are you trying to make positive changes in your community?

      Like frontman Tim Mcilrath says, “Like us still believes in the power of music to change lives — to change everything.”

      Please send to the following if interested in helping:

      To: postpositivediting@gmail.com
      Subject: RISE – First, Last Name

      I appreciate all your help and patience as we move forward. I’m grateful for any participation and please let me know if you have any questions!

      Thank you and best wishes,
      Sarah Naiman
      MPEG – IASTSE Local 700
      Burbank, CA 91505
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