Here is an example of how artists can make a difference. Watch this music video, and tell me if you aren’t moved.
Moby has teamed up with MoveOn.org by starring in and lending his new single “The Day” off of the forthcoming album “Destroyed” to a hard-hitting video that protests attacks on America’s most needy. In the “The Day — Moby and MoveOn Protest Budget Cuts on the Poor”, the artist explains why he joined over 30,000 Americans in a fast to protest against the budget cuts that could disproportionately hurt the most vulnerable in America.
The effort comes as the President and Republicans in Congress agreed to a budget that could severely impact the lives of the poor. Republicans are preparing even steeper cuts in their upcoming 2012 budget, including a proposal that would hand Medicare over to the insurance companies. The Republican 2012 budget is expected to come up for a vote in the House by the end of this week.
The fast was first launched by Reverend Jim Wallis of the Sojournors, and Ambassador Tony Hall. As word spread, more than 30,000 Americans joined thefast, as well as 28 members of Congress.