folkVOTE Featured Song and Video October 1

Do Something Now – written and performed by Pete Kronowitt

“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on an old radio…was talking about the philosophy and discipline of nonviolence. He said we are all complicit when we tolerate injustice. He said it is not enough to say it will get better by and by. He said each of us has a moral obligation to stand up, speak up and speak out. When you see something that is not right, you must say something. You must do something. Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.” John Lewis, the civil rights leader and congressman, in the NY Times July 30, 2020 There are things you can do. Voting is not enough. Getting involved in mid-October is not enough. Please donate, volunteer, organize, do whatever bit you can. Here are a bunch of good options, by no means exhaustive. Would love to see your recommendations in the comments too.

Thank you to the many folks who made this video possible: Ivan Rhudick – video production & editing Lia Wesp – graphics Veronica Maund – recorded video clips of and backing vocals on the song Produced by Pete Kronowitt & Spencer Hartling Recorded, engineered & mixed by Spencer Hartling at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco, CA Mastered by Jacob Winik John David Coppola – acoustic and electric bass Darian Gray – drums Justin Kohlberg – acoustic and electric guitar Veronica Maund – backing vocals