Crosby, Stills & Nash Joined Forces With Tom Morello For An Intimate Concert
At Nokia Theatre L.A. Live On October 3 To Defeat Proposition 32 On November
Concert Increased Awareness of Highly Deceptive Measure Opposed By Thousands
of Nurses, Firefighters, Teachers and League of Women Voters
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2012
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --On Wednesday, October 3, legendary
supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) and activist/musician Tom Morello (Rage
Against the Machine, The Nightwatchman) performed a special concert at Nokia
Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles for thousands of members of organized labor.
The show was a benefit to help defeat Proposition 32 on the State of
California's November election ballot. CSN and Morello hoped to increase
awareness of the deceptive measure designed to mislead voters and increase
corporations' power by gutting important campaign transparency laws.
The event started with a reception from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., and music began at
7 p.m. Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman opened the night and got the crowd
revved up with a passionate acoustic set that included a moving cover of Bruce
Springsteen's "The Ghost of Tom Joad" and a rendition of the uncensored
version of Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land," where Stephen Stills,
David Crosby and Graham Nash joined him onstage to sing along. He also pulled
his mother on stage to help sing along with them for that final song of his
Morello's performance was followed by a brief anti-Prop 32 video, and then
inspiring speeches by guest speakers, including acclaimed
actor/producer/director Edward James Olmos, that advocated for Proposition
32's defeat. The evening closed with a set from CSN that included classics
such as "Wooden Ships," "Southern Cross" and "Our House." David Crosby
dedicated their performance of "Guinnevere" to his wife, and Graham Nash spoke
about the importance of supporting schools when he introduced the last song of
the evening: "Teach Your Children."
Thousands of middle-class workers including nurses, firefighters, teachers,
911 operators and members of the League of Women Voters oppose Proposition
32. It promises to get money out of politics, but it actually floods
California with money from out-of-state corporations, CEOs and Wall Street
tycoons. The real purpose is to gut campaign finance rules to create an
uneven playing field that benefits a few big money interests. It does this by
allowing unlimited undisclosed corporate campaign spending while prohibiting
labor unions from participating in the political process entirely.
For additional information on the No on Proposition 32 campaign, please visit
Eileen Thompson-Ray/ Mikey Collard
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