Pearl Jam has announced the new "PJ Votes 2020" initiative, according to Rolling Stone. The band is asking their fan base to accept the Take-Three Pledge of "Vote by Mail," "Recruit Three Friends," and "Don’t Wait."
The band's bassist Jeff Ament explained, "It’s about reminding people that their voice matters and their voice can make a big difference. Like a lot of things, if you find out that your good friends are doing something, you become more curious about it and more invested in it. What we found with voting is that when people you’re living with or your family or your best friends are voting, then you tend to vote as well."
Along with the newly announced voting initiative, Pearl Jam has partnered with "leading national organizations like People For the American Way, the League of Conservation Voters as well as select regional organizations like Make the Road Pennsylvania to promote voting by mail." For more info, log on to www.pearljam.com.
Frontman Eddie Vedder told us a while back he finds it hard, but necessary, to balance politics and music: ["Well, you don't like to balance it at all. I'd rather just be an entertainer, but it just seems too important to back down and feel like, 'Well, maybe I shouldn't get into this territory because I want to remain an artist and I don't want to confuse the people that listen to us or don't want to turn them off because we're talking about politics here.' It's like you have to act right now. You just have to."] SOUNDCUE (:20 OC: . . . just have to)
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