League of Women Voters of Massachusetts Teaming Up With Grammy-Award Winning Artist Patty Griffin To Empower Voters

Cambridge, MA is part of 39-stop Tour and Voter Engagement Drive: “USE YOUR VOICE”

for websiteBOSTON, MA – The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts will team up with recording artist Patty Griffin and touring mates Sara Watkins and Anais Mitchell to empower voters at an upcoming concert at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA on March 10 at 8 p.m. The event is part of a 39-city tour.

At the concert, local League of Women Voters volunteers will be on hand to help fans get the election information they need, including how to update their voter registration, find easy-to-understand local candidate and voting information, or learn about getting involved in the League’s work to engage voters nationwide. To purchase tickets click here or call 617-496-2222.

According to Patty Griffin, “I am so excited about this upcoming tour! It all started with me looking for a way to participate in the world as I’ve grown older – you know, complain a little less, do a little more. I then came across information that was surprising to me about voting in the U.S.: single women are an incredibly influential voting group, and too many are not turning out to vote. This is troubling on a lot of levels, but the most troubling one to me is that so many in this group, of which I am a member, find so little to connect with in the workings of government. So little that we don’t bother.”

“I am hoping with this tour to bang the drum about our democracy, about our communities, and even about our neighbors down the street,” Griffin concluded.

“Our League is excited to be a part of this inspiring tour,” said Jean Cherdack, president of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts. “With Election Day 2016 looming, now is the time for us to take advantage of any and all opportunities to talk with voters about how much their voice matters, help our neighbors make sure their voter registration is up to date, and get them the information they need to cast a vote.”

For election 2016, the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts is launching a multi-pronged voter education and engagement initiative:  MOVE 2016 (Massachusetts Voter Engagement 2016), designed to provide voters throughout the Commonwealth with resources to encourage participation and informed choice in the 2016 election. For more information, go to www.lwvma.org.

 

###