After a nationwide talent search to find rappers, singers, and poets who could harness the power of music to tell the story of how transportation pollution is impacting the lives of people of color, Green For All selected four artists to feature in the newly released #FuelChange Anthem:
- Nehemiah Vaughn of Oakland, CA;
- Warren Dickson of 3rd Rock Hip-Hop in Los Angeles, CA; and
- Cyarra Brown and Nashon da Bomb of New Bedford, MA.
The Anthem (a song music video) was produced in collaboration with Big Picture Anthems, and garnered nearly 500,000 views on social media in the first few days since it released. It’s kicking off a national conversation about the health and climate impacts of dirty cars, trucks, and buses, and what people can do to fuel change where they live.
2020 Presidential hopeful, Jay Inslee cheered the campaign on Twitter:
Congresswoman Barbara Lee recognized the artists with Congressional Certificates of Recognition for using their music to inspire positive change:
Celebrities like Van Jones, Alyssa Milano, Adrian Grenier, and Ovie Mughelli added their support:
And community-based organizations in every region of the country were talking about the need to #FuelChange:
Through the #FuelChange campaign, we are using art, music, and education to expose people who are directly impacted to the key source of many of the health effects they experience. And, we are cultivating local leaders to bring about change in their own neighborhoods. By working together, we aim to increase deployment of clean, zero-emission technologies in underserved and impacted communities across the county to improve health and the climate.
What can you do right now?
Let decision-makers know it’s time to #fuelchange and stop dirty diesel & gas-powered cars, trucks, and buses from poisoning our communities. We need to go electric!
- Click here to tweet your representative &
- Join the movement at FuelChangeNow.com to get involved, become a volunteer, and get started in your neighborhood.