Gypsy Temple Register More Than 3,000 People To Vote During Tour Of Local Schools
Seattle alt-rock band, Gypsy Temple releases lyrics, chords and video for "Make your Voice Heard Loud and Vote" and asks fans to create their own version to mobilize the youth vote
Over the past month, Gypsy Temple has played at high schools and community colleges across Washington including at Burlington-Edison HS, Newport HS, Shorecrest HS, Mount Si HS, Eastlake HS, Bellevue HS and Shoreline Community College while volunteers helped students, parents and teachers register to vote and then encouraged them to mail in their ballots.
Tour organizers estimate that more than 3,000 people registered to vote during the tour which had bipartisan support from Senator Lisa Wellman (Democrat) and Kim Wyman (Republican)
The final performance is scheduled for 12 pm on Monday, November 5th at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, giving elected officials and candidates a chance to join in the pre-election excitement.
"This tour is incredibly important to me," said 19-year old, Cameron Lavi-Jones who founded Gypsy Temple. "Young people get to see other young people making a difference and this gives them the confidence that they have the knowledge and skills to make a difference too," he said. Lavi-Jones pointed out that with only 20 to 22 percent of registered youth voters actually voting, this campaign is equally about encouraging young voters to commit to mailing their ballots in by November 6th.
"Years or months down the line, regardless of the outcome of the election, everyone who has been part of this tour will know that we at least did something. We made an effort and we woke some people up."
To keep the momentum going and to encourage youth across the state to vote on November 6, the band is releasing a catchy musical message today, "Make Your Voice Heard Loud and Vote" along with the lyrics and chords. Lavi-Jones mentioned that, "We hope that people might record their own version of the song and post it on Instagram. If you want to, make sure to use hashtag #gypsytemplevote so we can see it!"
See the song here: https://youtu.be/
Song lyrics and chords:
E flat: You might think, The world spins without you
You might think, your vote doesn't count at all
F min: No one hears a silent voice
B flat: It's time to make a choice
A flat: We all count
G min: We're all here
F min: We all matter
A flat: Everybody's voice
G min: Needs to be heard
F min: This November
E flat: Make Your Voice Heard Loud and Vote
ABOUT GYPSY TEMPLE
Gypsy Temple is a multi-racial alt-rock band composed of local college students. The band's leader Cameron Miles Lavi-Jones MC'd the Event and his band performed at the March for Our Lives rally with Dave Matthews and Brandi Carlile in Seattle earlier year. Gypsy Temple is committed to assuring that youth have a voice in our state and our country.
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