Twelve-time Grammy award winning artist John Legend urges Congress to pass the Freedom to Vote Act
End Citizens United // Let America Vote Action Fund launched a new television ad with Grammy, Oscar, Tony, and Emmy award winning artist John Legend in support of the Freedom to Vote Act. In the ad, Legend calls on Congress to pass the Freedom to Vote Act to protect the voice and vote of the American people in the face of anti-voter laws that have passed in states across the country.
The Freedom to Vote Act is a critical anti-corruption and voting rights bill that will protect the freedom to vote, end dark money so billionaires can no longer buy our elections, eliminate partisan gerrymandering to ensure fair and equal representation, and protect our elections from sabotage, ensuring that trusted local officials are safe from intimidation and are able to count every vote.
The seven figure ad buy will start running today on broadcast and cable televisions nationwide and streaming platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit and Google. The ad will run for 3 weeks. The ad is part of End Citizens United // Let America Vote Action Fund’s joint $30 million campaign with the National Democratic Redistricting Committee to pass a federal voting rights and anti-corruption bill.
“John Legend has been a vocal advocate for the freedom to vote and we are grateful to him for elevating this important issue and calling on Congress to quickly pass the Freedom to Vote Act. This year, there has been an attack on voting rights with an intensity we have not seen in generations,” said End Citizens United // Let America Vote Action Fund President Tiffany Muller. “As John notes, our voice is our vote, and we need to protect our voice in order to make change on the important issues facing our nation.”
“There is nothing more important in a democracy than being able to make your voice heard. That means having the freedom to vote and to choose who represents you,” said John Legend. “With states across the country doing everything they can to take away that fundamental right, we need Congress to pass the Freedom to Vote Act, so that every American can have a say in our democracy and have their voices heard.”
End Citizens United // Let America Vote Action Fund is leading the effort to pass the Freedom to Vote Act, which would protect access to the ballot box for all Americans, end dark money, stop partisan gerrymandering, protect our elections from sabotage, and keep election officials and voters safe from violence and intimidation.
Full script of “Freedom to Vote”
I always protect my voice,
It’s how I make my living.
And you and I make a country with our voices.
Your vote is your voice.
But more than ever, our freedom to vote is under attack.
So please, call Congress.
Tell them to pass the Freedom to Vote Act,
To protect our ability to have our say on the issues that matter most.
So let’s pass the Freedom to Vote Act, and protect all our voices.