Evanescence And HeadCount Launch PSA Campaign To Promote Voter Registration & Easy Access to Voting
Helping To Empower US Citizens To Use Their Voice Safely In The Forthcoming Election
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7th August 2020: Evanescence and HeadCount, the non-partisan, non-profit voter registration organization, have unveiled a public service announcement entitled USE MY VOICE along with a campaign to encourage Americans to check or update their voter registration status. The PSA features a portion of Evanescence's forthcoming anthem "Use My Voice" (released August 14th) as its theme music.
The USE MY VOICE initiative places special emphasis on empowering Americans to use their voice as safely and easily as possible in the upcoming election. It points voters to www.UseMyVoice.org, where they can get accurate, clear information on voting by mail. It also offers location-based instructions on where to vote, what’s on an individual voter’s ballot, and provides easy access to voter registration, where permitted by states.
As an additional incentive to encourage people to use the free service, everyone who registers or checks the status of their existing registration will receive an electronic ticket to attend a free, private online performance by Evanescence later this year.
Evanescence joined together with HeadCount after witnessing the COVID crisis’ dire impact on primary voting in many states, including long lines in places like Georgia and elsewhere, as well as the forced rescheduling of other primary elections. With the recent spike in Coronavirus infections throughout the nation, the band wanted to do something to address the concern.
Sharing HeadCount’s belief that our democracy functions best when as many people as possible – regardless of their political preference – participate by using their voices, the band is dedicating itself to this cause by leveraging its reach to help in achieving HeadCount’s goal of registering 200,000 voters, and directly engaging with one million voters this election year.
Lee continues: “The USE MY VOICE campaign is about empowering people to use their voice at the ballot box. Promoting easy access to registration and voting is not a Democratic or Republican issue—it’s an American issue and one we should all promote because there’s nothing more patriotic than supporting participation in our democratic process.”
HeadCount’s executive director Andy Bernstein said of the partnership: “We’re thrilled to collaborate with Evanescence towards our goal of registering 200,000 new voters this election year. Their strong commitment, enormous fan base, and 25 million-strong social media following will help us accomplish great things.”
Previously released songs and videos “Wasted On You” and “The Game Is Over” have had early praise from Kerrang, Metal Hammer, Rock Sound, NME, Music Week, The New York Times, Elle Magazine, Rolling Stone and more. Last week, the band’s video for “Wasted on You”, self-shot on their iphones in March while the band was quarantined due to the COVID pandemic, garnered an MTV Video Music Awards nomination in the Best Rock category. Amy Lee has also appeared in a video for Halestorm’s 'Break In', which will feature on their new Reimagined EP.
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Source Mercenary Publicity
August 8, 2020 6:19am ET by Mercenary Publicity