Katy Perry, Halsey, Andre 3000, Pink, Haim and many more musicians have lent their voices to Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s “We Need Every Voice” campaign to help get out the vote for Tuesday’s (Nov. 3) election.
The effort will manifest in full-page newspaper ads featuring more than 200 musicians appearing in six key states in the Arizona Republic, Detroit Free Press, Tampa Bay Times, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Austin American Statesman and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
According to a release announcing the effort, the ads encourage people to vote, emphasizing the importance of having your voice heard in light of Monday’s (Oct. 26) confirmation of new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett. “This election — more than any other — will determine our health, rights, and our future,” read a statement from PP.
It continues, “Following the rushed confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, we now face a Supreme Court that puts our health and freedoms, including our right to safe and legal abortion and access to affordable health care, at extreme risk. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has only further laid bare how crucially we need leaders who will fight for our rights and expand people’s access to health care, and make decisions that reflect the will of the people they serve. Approximately 77% of Americans do not want Roe v. Wade to be overturned. Voting shapes our lives and has lasting effects. United, our voices have power and can change the direction of this country.”
Other artists who’ve signed on for the ad campaign include: Andra Day, Beastie Boys, Billie Eilish, Kacey Musgraves, Foo Fighters, Mandy Moore, Phoebe Bridgers, G-Eazy, Finneas, Maggie Rogers, Questlove, Paulina Rubio and The Chicks.
“Everything is on the line 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 — that’s why tens of millions of Americans have already cast their ballots by mail or in person in states with early voting,” said Alexis McGill Johnson, president, Planned Parenthood Action Fund in a statement. “As we face a Supreme Court that now poses an even greater threat to people’s health care access 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 their votes to help elect leaders that will protect our futures, our health, our rights and our freedoms.”