BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 04: Jeff Ament, Mike McCready, Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam perform at Fenway Park on September 4, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images).
Just when you thought the political season was over…it’s not, actually. There are still two seats undecided in the Georgia Senate due to a tie from the recent election, which means Georgia voters will have the opportunity to vote again in January (to break the tie). In politics it’s called a “runoff,” and here’s why it’s so important: Currently, Republicans have control of the Senate, 50-48. But if Democrats win both seats in the January Georgia runoff, the Senate will be tied 50-50.
Within the Senate, the Vice President (Kamala Harris) has the job of breaking a tie, which would be quite helpful for President-elect Joe Biden, in the future. So regardless of which side you’re on, the Georgia Senate runoff election is very important. We know what side Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam supports, and he’s joining Lin-Manuel Miranda for a virtual fundraiser on December 16th at 5:30pm to raise money and engage the Latino community ahead of the January election.
— Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) December 3, 2020
Eddie says: “Georgia came through for America and now it’s time for America to come through for Georgia. We — along with millions of others — are fans of Lin-Manuel for both his art and his activism and we are excited to work together to support progressive organizations Latino Victory Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, and the Hispanic Federation. We hope you will join us live on December 16th as we talk music, art, and activism.”
Get full details about the fundraiser here.