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Pearl Jam has announced a new initiative which will encourage fans to take the “Take-Three Pledge: Vote by Mail, Recruit Three Friends, and Don’t Wait.”

“Voting freely and easily is our ultimate right as citizens of these United States” said bassist Jeff Ament (via press release). “It’s a hard-fought gift from our foremothers and forefathers. Join us in our Take Three Pledge: Vote by Mail, Recruit Three Friends, and Don’t Wait. Learn more or text PJVotes to 52886 and join us.”

According to a press release, “Pearl Jam has had a long history of activism and political involvement dating all the way back to 1992 when they hosted the free “Drop in the Park” concert in Seattle that registered thousands of voters. For nearly three decades, the band has played in countless benefit concerts, been outspoken advocates for progressive causes, and donated millions of dollars to local and global non-profits personally and through their Vitalogy Foundation.”

“We believe America is at its best when every voice is heard,” said Eddie Vedder (via press release). “This is the most important election in our nation’s history. Our democracy is at risk. Your vote is your voice, and it’s time to use it. Join us by voting by mail — something our band has been doing for almost three decades, since we began touring in 1992. It’s safe, it’s easy, and it’s secure.”

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