Lin-Manuel Miranda and Pearl Jam Team Up for Latino Voter Push in Georgia


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By Araceli Cruz

December 4, 2020

The Georgia Senate runoff election results will be a defining moment that will set the stage for the incoming Biden administration and the country.

Lin-Manuel Miranda is coming to Georgia! Sort of…The writer, actor, producer, and activist will partake in a virtual fundraiser that will benefit the Latino community in Georgia for the upcoming Senate runoff election.

The event titled Art and Activism will be on Dec. 16 and will also include rock band Pearl Jam. The two heavyweights will share their artistic inspirations and why they use their platforms for activism. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Latino Community Fund of Georgia, the Latino Victory Project, and the Hispanic Federation. The event will help raise money to engage the Georgia Latino community in advance of the Senate runoff election on Jan. 5. The last day to register to vote is Dec. 7. Donations range from $10 to $150. 

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“What a sentence,” Miranda tweeted yesterday. “Doing a thing with @PearlJam, @MikeMcCreadyPJ, @SGossard, to #GetOutTheVote for #Georgia runoff elections. Join us 12/16 at 8:30 pm EST- $10 donation to support @LCFGeorgia, @HispanicFed, @latinovictoryus. Plus Georgia’s own @WayneBrady will emcee!”

The Georgia Senate runoff election results will be a defining moment that will set the stage for the incoming Biden administration and the country. The election in January will be between Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock. The other race is between Republican Sen. David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff. 

While Georgia has already flipped from a red to a blue state after Biden’s presidential victory, the Senate runoff election results will determine if the Senate will be majority Democrat or Republican. This means Latino advocates want to keep the momentum going and are pushing heavily for a strong voter turnout on Jan. 5. Initial voting figures show that Latinos showed up to the polls in the primary election and the presidential election

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Since the start of the pandemic, Miranda has been pretty visible on the virtual event stage. He campaigned for President-elect Joe Biden and participated in a conversation about Latino engagement and education during the American Federation of Teachers virtual conference in July

Miranda, who just wrapped up filming his latest project (the musical “Tick, Tick… Boom!” for Netflix), has been vocal about the challenges during the pandemic. While working from home and on the set, Miranda and his wife have been homeschooling their kids

But through it all, Miranda and his father, Luis A. Miranda Jr., have been doing what they can for the Latino community. Miranda senior is the founding president of the Hispanic Federation, a Latino nonprofit organization. 

For more information on the event, click here


CATEGORIES: Culture | Floricua | Georgia


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