Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Pearl Jam today launched an initiative to encourage their fans to join them and take the “Take-Three Pledge: Vote by Mail, Recruit Three Friends, and Don’t Wait”.
Voting by mail increases participation and ensures that voters can cast their ballot easily, safely and securely.
“Voting freely and easily is our ultimate right as citizens of these United States” said Pearl Jam Bass Guitarist Jeff Ament. “It’s a hard-fought gift from our foremothers and forefathers. Join us in our Take Three Pledge: Vote by Mail, Recruit Three Friends, and Don’t Wait. Learn more www.pearljam.com or text PJVotes to 52886 and join us.”
Pearl Jam has had a long history of activism and political involvement dating all the way back to 1992 when they hosted the free “Drop in the Park” concert in Seattle that registered thousands of voters. For nearly three decades, the band has played in countless benefit concerts, been outspoken advocates for progressive causes, and donated millions of dollars to local and global non-profits personally and through their Vitalogy Foundation. Pearl Jam was active in the 2018 general election in its Rock2Vote initiative, which registered thousands of voters in Montana and secured commitments to vote.
“We believe America is at its best when every voice is heard,” said Eddie Vedder. “This is the most important election in our nation's history. Our democracy is at risk. Your vote is your voice, and it’s time to use it. Join us by voting by mail -- something our band has been doing for almost three decades, since we began touring in 1992. It’s safe, it’s easy, and it’s secure.”
The band is partnering with leading national organizations including 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.
After you complete the Take-Three Pledge, you can also pre-order Pearl Jam’s 1992 MTV Unplugged Session. Just days after Pearl Jam completed their first American tour, the band made their way up to New York City on March 16th, 1992 to play songs from their debut album “Ten”.
Experience Pearl Jam’s 1992 MTV Unplugged Session with the 2019 Record Store Day release on Vinyl & First Time Ever on CD. The CD and LP Vinyl are set to release Friday, October 23rd. Both formats are available for pre-order HERE.