Typically I avoid overt political statements in my music, but the upcoming vote to amend the North Carolina constitution has compelled me to speak out against Amendment One.
So I got together with 10 other Piedmont musicians, filmmaker Harvey Robinson of Monkeywhale, and a group of Triad leaders to record a song and make a video.
We hope it will raise awareness about the consequences of Amendment One and send people to the polls to vote against it. We hope it will inspire others to raise their voices. And we hope to hear the song sung from the Mountains to the Coast of North Carolina from now until May 8, 2012.
Feel free to share, post, tweet, blog, email, forward, or just stand on your front porch and sing it to the heavens.
“When the 8th of May is come, let’s vote against amendment one.”
On May 8, 2012, this is what North Carolina voters will see on the ballot:
 For [X] Against
Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized by this State.
The arguments against this amendment are myriad, no matter how you feel about gay marriage. For more information I suggest:
- or any other source of information that you find credible
I know we will not all agree.
As always, I thank you for listening and supporting live local music. Laurelyn