Pearl Jam wants you to get out and vote this year. The Seattle grunge band partnered with People for the American Way to launch PJ Votes 2020 on Wednesday (Sept. 9), an initiative that hopes to increase voter turnout for the general election Nov. 3, which will see Joe Biden and Donald Trump face off for the presidency.
“We believe America is at its best when every voice is heard,” frontman Eddie Vedder said in a press release. “This is the most important election in our nation’s history. Our democracy is at risk. Your vote is your voice, and it’s time to use it. Join us by voting by mail -- something our band has been doing for almost three decades, since we began touring in 1992. It’s safe, it’s easy, and it’s secure.”
“Voting freely and easily is our ultimate right as citizens of these United States,” added bassist Jeff Ament. “It’s a hard-fought gift from our foremothers and forefathers."