Women Take the Stage is a free, multi-ethnic concert and rally to increase votes by and for women before the November election.
On August 26 at 9 PM ET (6 PM PT), top musicians, activists and feminist icons gather for a virtual broadcast with one vital call to action: women must focus on voting.
Along with great music, the night will be interspersed with rousing stories about heroes of the past whose work and sacrifices advanced women’s equality, and changemakers of today talking about their important actions around voting issues.
On the centennial of the 19th Amendment, Women March in Seneca Falls, WILL, and 1@1 Productions, along with partners When We All Vote, The United State of Women, and the National LGBTQ Task Force, present an event that acknowledges we have yet to achieve free, fair and safe elections for all.
Fans will be inspired by performances and stories from Gloria Steinem, Dolores Huerta, Lily Tomlin, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Indigo Girls, Rev. Jacqui Lewis, BETTY, Skip the Needle, Dance Brigade, the B-52s’ Kate Pierson, CA First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, HBCU president and education icon Ruth Simmons, 3rd CTO of the U.S. Megan Smith, Time’s Up CEO Tina Tchen, ERA Coalition CEO Carol Jenkins, indigenous blues singer Pura Fé, Poet Laureate of Seattle Mona Lake Jones, teen quartet DGLS and more.
Opening the show is NY’s groundbreaking Attorney General, Letitia James.
“The fascinating stories of the foremothers who fought so hard for us to have a more powerful voice are incredibly motivating,” says Aly Palmer of 1@1 Productions and member of the activist pop trio, BETTY.
“Our event is an entertaining way to inspire voting action and build bold defenders of our democracy.”
In addition to the virtual event, there will be a live pre-show at 7:30 PM ET at the Finger Lakes Drive-in in Auburn, NY — near Seneca Falls, the site of the first women’s rights convention. Socially distanced attendees will be treated in their cars to music and poetry from notable regional performers, followed by Women Take the Stage on the big screen.
These unprecedented times make business as usual utterly unusual. The massive changes we’ve seen this year mean we need to think and act differently about equality and suffrage. It’s time for women to take the stage.
Airing on YouTube Live, Facebook Live and WomenTaketheStage.org.
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