Jack Antonoff of Bleachers Urges Massachuestts to Vote Yes on 3 at Music Festival in Boston

By Adam Polaski • August 21, 2018 • 6:57 pm

This weekend music lovers in the Boston area were treated to the Wicked Good Festival, held on Saturday, August 18 on Boston Common. The free event, presented by 88.9 WERS and Emerson College, featured a headlining performance by Bleachers, the band behind hits like “I Wanna Get Better,” “Don’t Take the Money,” and “I Miss Those Days.”

Freedom for All Americans was proud to work with our partners at The Ally Coalition on the special community event to be sure that as many people from the Boston area as possible are informed about what’s at stake in November’s election. That’s when Massachusetts will become the first state ever to vote on nondiscrimination protections for transgender people, and it’s critically important that a majority of Bay Staters vote YES on Question 3. A YES vote will ensure that a law protecting transgender people in places of public accommodation (including restaurants, bars, stores, public parks, public transportation, hospitals, and more) will remain on the books and in effect.

The Ally Coalition, which was founded by Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff, invited Freedom for All Massachusetts, the campaign urging MA to vote YES on 3, to canvass the Wicked Good Festival, and as a leading and founding member of the MA campaign, Freedom for All Americans is grateful for the partnership. On Saturday, volunteers from Freedom for All Massachusetts – as well as one lucky donor to the campaign – had the opportunity to meet Jack Antonoff, the musician and Grammy-winning writer of hit songs by Taylor Swift, Lorde, Carly Rae Jepsen, and more. Check it out:

It’s truly all hands on deck in Massachusetts from now until the election – the stakes are just too high for the transgender community in the Bay State. That’s why we’re thrilled that The Ally Coalition and Bleachers teamed up to ensure that volunteers and activists from Freedom for All Massachusetts could spread the word about transgender equality and the many reasons to vote Yes on 3 to defend transgender protections this weekend.

Freedom for All Americans President of Strategy Kasey Suffredini explained the national importance of this fight in a widely-seen video from Now This Reports this weekend. In the video, he said: “The anti-transgender activists who put this on the ballot have said publicly in the media that if they succeed in Massachusetts, they will try to roll back protections like these all across the country, so the stakes could not be higher. This is a must-win fight.”

Get connected with the Massachusetts campaign by visiting Freedom for All Massachusetts here, and click here to make a donation to this vital national campaign, the biggest vote specifically on LGBTQ equality in years.


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