“Trouble in the Water,” a cinematic climate music video starring Common


Dear JAMN Family,

Breaking News!!!

Hip Hop Caucus, a JAMN co-founding organization and creator of People’s Climate Music, just exclusively released “Trouble in the Water,” a cinematic music video starring Common on Facebook!

PLEASE WATCH AND SHARE THIS VIDEO! https://www.facebook.com/hiphopcaucus/videos/10153713426992987

The video calls on viewers to sign a petition, from their Facebook or onwww.peoplesclimatemusic.com calling on Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to start a compensation fund for victims of the Flint water crisis.

People’s Climate Music is a justice-based campaign, and it is local environmental justice issues that are the driving argument as to why we must transition to a 100% clean energy future, through policy (local, federal and international) and economic (divest/invest) tools.

People's Climate Music has three goals:

To expand the frame of and popularize the climate movement using culture.

 To grow the climate movement in size and by increasing its diversity. 

To move people to action on a climate issue agenda that employs political, economic, and cultural strategies to transition our world to a clean energy future.

There is also a 'Behind the Scenes' video of “Trouble in the Water,” up on www.peoplesclimatemusic.com

Together we can do it! Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!!! 

WATCH! WATCH! WATCH!

SHARE! SHARE! SHARE!

ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!

 

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