Leadership / 08.01.19
New Political Organization Wants to Turn Concerts Into Rallies in Lead-up to 2020 Election
Paste Magazine (07/24/19) Todd, Harry
The newly-founded 46 for 46 organization is planning 46 concerts in 46 U.S. cities to help a Democratic candidate win the White House in 2020. Founders Kyle Frenette and Christopher Moon hope bringing prominent artists to those cites will draw large crowds, with performers emphasizing the need for a Democratic candidate in swing states. Performers currently lined up for the events include indie-folk artists Bon Iver, Sylvan Esso, Lissie, Patty Griffin and Nathaniel Rateliff. Frenette hopes to move beyond indie-folk appeal to include hip-hop acts and country stars whose fanbases usually skew Republican. Through this effort, the organization said it aims to "teach without teaching, increase voter turnout, encourage more civic engagement, fundraise, [and] elect 46." Local candidates, activists and leaders will be invited to speak at concerts, with voter registration booths set up in venues. 46 for 46 will brand each concert as a rally without sacrificing autonomy, with the full concert lineup expected to be announced by September 2020.
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