JESSE & JOY EMBARK ON ACOUSTIC SERIES TO ‘ELECTRIFY THE VOTE!’
October 19, 2018
The GRAMMY-Winning Duo Will Also Be Honored With The ‘Vision Award’ at The 31st Hispanic Heritage Awards Where They Will Perform Their Powerful Hit ‘Un Besito Más’
Los Angeles, CA. (September 11th, 2018). Perpetually committed to supporting causes and organizations that fight for immigrant rights and Latinos in the United States, acclaimed GRAMMY and 6 X Latin GRAMMY winners Jesse & Joyare partnering with UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization, to put together a series of intimate acoustic performances titled “Electrify the Vote!.” The concerts will take place in California, Texas, and Arizona.
“We have chosen to work with UnidosUS because they are a trusted, nonpartisan voice for all Latinos. Together, this November we want to electrify the vote! The voice of the community is a much-needed force in our democracy. Each one of us can be a change-maker, and one way to do it is to turn up our voice in the voting booth. In the last election 12 million Latinos voted. We can double that because there are 12 million more Latinos eligible to register, and every year nearly a million more turn 18 and become eligible. Let’s give each other a hand. Go toBecomeAVoter.org to register or help someone do it. Because in unity there is strength, and together we can double the strength of our vote!” Jesse
Jesse & Joy are embarking on this series with the purpose of using their voices to bring attention to the vital need for people, especially Latinos, to register and vote.
“We are asking our fans to join us and Turn up your voice! No matter what issue is more important to you—health care, immigration, education or jobs, —each one of us needs to do our part to be part of the change we want to see. The United States is a powerful country because of its people, because of the strength of its diversity and because diversity makes us stronger. We must use every tool at our disposal—voting is one of them. If you are eligible, become a voter. And then help someone else do the same. Go to www.becomeavoter.org. It’s super easy, and it’s super important, because our country is stronger when we work together. Join us to Electrify the Vote!” Joy
Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 14th at 10AM local time. VIP packages will be available for “Meet-and-Greets” with Jesse & Joy.
“Electrify the Vote!” Dates:
10/23 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box
10/24 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
10/25 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
10/27 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
10/28 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Additionally, on Wednesday September 12th, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation will honor Jesse & Joy at the 31st Hispanic Heritage Awards Presented by Target. The Mexican-American siblings will receive the Vision Award during the ceremony, to take place at the John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts In Washington DC. A primetime national PBS special about the show is set for broadcast on Friday, September 28th.
In addition to being awarded, Jesse & Joy will also take the stage at this magnificent event recognizing Latino talent to perform their powerful track “Un Besito Más”, which has become an anthem in the fight for immigrant rights and to stop family separations.
The awards, which were created by the White House in 1987 to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in America, are among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos and supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions that co-host the program. Past Honorees have included Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Oscar Hijuelos, Juan Luis Guerra, Ana Gabriel, Rita Moreno, Plácido Domingo, Junot Díaz, Celia Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Tito Puente, Anthony Quinn, Juan Marichal, Los Tigres Del Norte, José Feliciano, Pedro Martinez, Alejandro Sanz, Oscar De La Hoya, Pepe Aguilar, Gloria Estefan, Martin Sheen, Andy Garcia, Juanes, Carlos Vives, Luis Fonsi, Eva Longoria, and Zoe Saldana, among many others.
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More about Unidos US:
UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit www.unidosus.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY:
Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people.
For nearly 30 years, Rock the Vote has revolutionized the way we use culture, music, art and technology to engage young people in politics, registering and turning out millions of young voters. During the last seven Presidential elections, Rock the Vote and its partners coordinated the largest voter registration drives for young people that added nearly 8 million new voters to the rolls and consistently turns out its voters more than 30 points above the national youth average. Rock the Vote fights for voting rights to ensure that all eligible voters can exercise their right to vote and promotes civic education to ensure young voters to have the resources and information they need to participate in our civic process. Learn more at rockthevote.org and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @rockthevote.
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