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Monday, February 22, 2010

Singing for justice

Justice Through Music, a national nonprofit that works with famous bands to bring attention to important social issues, teams up with the protest band Op-Critical for a music video called “Prop 8.” It give an opposing voice to the California referendum used to overturn the state's gay marriage law. The video filters contemporary struggles for marriage equality through historic struggles for women's rights, civil rights and voting rights.

Op-Critical's Storm created the song to resemble a 1930's Delta Blues tune and recorded it on a 1937 National resonator steel guitar. The band offers the tune for download on its MySpace page and will donate 50 percent of all download sales to the Courage Campaign,
 which works to overturn the Prop 8 referendum. The video is dedicated to all who fight for marriage equality. Justice Through Music and Op-Critical urge viewers to also support the Human Rights Campaign


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