Democracy Comes Alive
On October 3, 2020, Live For Live Music will be partnering up with HeadCount to present Democracy Comes Alive. Hosted by Ari Fink, this event is a one-day virtual music festival to promote voter participation.
With the election approaching in November, Democracy Comes Alive aims to channel the power of music to make a critical impact on voter participation, promoting awareness of American’s sacred Constitutional right to vote. Democracy Comes Alive is powered by Nugs.TV and Plus1. It was created by Quarantine Comes Alive and Justice Comes Alive. Over 200,000 viewers have tuned in and raised 230,000 dollars for various COVID-19 relief and social justice organizations.
Live discussions with various guest speakers and performances will focus on the history of voting rights and examine what it took for everyone to gain the constitutionally guaranteed right to vote. Voters will be provided with tips and information regarding best voting practices and the most effective ways to research representatives at a national, state, and local level. Andy Berstein is the co-founder of headcount and KunJ Shah is the founder of Live for Live Music, Justice Comes Alive, and Quarantine Comes Alive.
This event requires fans to check their voter registration or make a donation to HeadCount in order to receive a streaming link for the show. HeadCount is a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters, reaching both young people and music fans where they are to inform and empower. Ever since 2004, they have signed up over 600,000 voters through their work with tutoring musicians like Ariana Grande, Dead & Company, and Beyonce at events like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and more. There will be many different artists that will perform various types of genres.
Starting on September 24, fans are able to go on the website democracycomesalive.com and RSVP. Those who make a donation and or check their voter registration status, they will receive an email with a link to the stream of the event on the day of the show. The line up of the show will be provided as well.