Death Cab For Cutie launch campaign to raise funds for voting rights

Donors can win the opportunity to have private Zoom sessions with the band

Death Cab For Cutie have launched a new campaign in order to raise funds for voting rights ahead of this year’s 2020 US presidential election.

Named after their second album, 2000’s ‘We Have The Facts And We’re Voting Yes’, the fundraiser aims to raise money for the voting rights organisations Fair Fight Action and Future Now.

“In 2020, a year that has taken so much from so many, we find ourselves at a crossroads here in America,” the band said in a statement. “What happens this November will determine the course of this country for generations.

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“It’s no secret that we care deeply about the outcome, and in normal times, we’d be suiting up to play fundraisers, getting people registered to vote, and do our best to bring people together under one cause.

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Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie. CREDIT: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

“Obviously, we can’t do that right now. So we’ve put our heads together this summer and thought hard about what we CAN do, and we’ve come up with the next best thing – a virtual fundraiser!”

For a chance to win prizes such as Zoom performances, T-shirts, hats, and even private Zoom sessions with the members of the band, donors can donate $10 or more to support Fair Fight Action and Future Now. No donation is necessary to enter.

You can find out more and how to enter, click here.

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Elsewhere, Pearl Jam are asking their fans to join them in pledging to vote by mail in the upcoming 2020 US presidential election.

Together with their Vitalogy Foundation and online fundraising platform Omaze, the band have launched a new sweepstakes in order to raise funds to help ensure voting access is available this coming November.

Anyone that registers will be entered into the sweepstakes where the winner will get to hang out with Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament in their native Seattle.

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