Using their platform to make a difference, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats hosted a rally and concert in partnership with Rateliff’s foundation, The Marigold Project, bringing thousands of people together for his Not One More event in Denver, Colorado on Saturday (Oct. 13).
Partnering with a local nonprofit community, the event was focused on hearing directly from local students and national advocates while engaging in thoughtful conversations and workshops on how to end gun violence.
The rally featured powerful statements like 11-year-old student Olivia Caudill who forcefully shared, “Being able to use my voice and share my experience of what it means to grow up constantly worrying about a shooter coming to my school is all I can do. I cannot vote. We need grown-ups to actually listen to what we’re saying, and to support us like Nathaniel Rateliff is. We’re counting on adults to protect us.”
On his initiative and using his platform to start much-needed conversations, Rateliff said “I really want to see some changes so people won’t be losing their lives to guns. We are here to help lift up voices on this issue.”
Rateliff & The Night Sweats were joined on stage by Kam Franklin of The Suffers, local band Los Mocochetes and the Denver Children’s Choir.
Check out some photos from the event below.
Olivia Caudill, 11 years old, states, “Being able to use my voice and share my experience of what it means to grow up constantly worrying about a shooter coming to my school is all I can do. I cannot vote. We need grown-ups to actually listen to what we’re saying, and to support us like Nathaniel Rateliff is. We’re counting on adults to protect us.” #notonemore . — @rettrogers
We need to find solutions. We can and we will. Thank you to everyone who came out today. Thank you to our incredible artists @nathanielrateliff & The Night Sweats and @bamitskam and @losmocochetes and @denverchildrenschoir. Thank you to our sponsors and partners. Thank you to our family and fans that joined us. _ Thank you most of all to our students who lit a fire in all of us to do more. #cantstopwontstop #endgunviolence #notonemore
‘Not One More’ is rolling this morning! Our student speakers and organizers in Colorado are talking about why they’re involved in gun violence prevention, what’s up next in their respective organizations and how we as adults can support their efforts. _ There are activists, advocates, survivors and Coloradans in the room this morning learning and meeting with each other to find solutions. #notonemore
A heartfelt thank you to all of our partners and listeners who joined us yesterday to find solutions to ending gun violence. We will continue to support all the brave young people and their fight for safety. Let’s keep the conversation going. Love, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats