UPLIFT Three: Every Town

Responding to the current political and social climate of the United States and beyond, the UPLIFT Subscriber Series features twelve new Dave Douglas compositions for a new sextet that features Joe Lovano, Mary Halvorson, Julian Lage, Bill Laswell and Ian Chang. Challenging himself, and all of us to consider how we can contribute to positive change in our communities, we’re releasing a new track each month throughout 2018. Each piece highlights a specific social cause and references organizations doing important work.

Every Town is a powerful organization pleading for common sense gun controls in the United States. Action on this issue is so over due it is simply heartbreaking. This week we have been hearing from teenage survivors of a school shooting in Florida. We must listen and change our ways. We must give them the space and support to force change at the electoral level. We cannot continue to accept military weapons freely flowing in our streets. There are powerful organizations working on this issue. I hope you will join me in supporting them.

Ana Grace Project named for the daughter of Nelba Marquez-Greene and Jimmy Greene. They bring great resources to schools and communities across the country. Their motto: Love Wins.

Everytown for Gun Safety is closely allied with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Both are indispensable in making this issue heard in the corridors of power. They will be pushing for teenagers and families to be heard during this crucial time for change.

Join the campaign for sensible gun safety laws and politicians who are brave enough to support them. The struggle continues in the ballot box this November. Let’s do everything we can to love and support our families, friends and communities.

– Dave

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