ETEP-partner Yourope has launched a campaign to mobilize and motivate the European music community to vote in the upcoming EU-Elections on May 23 -26. So far 100 music festivals and companies across Europe have offered their support.
The line up for this mission is impressive, featuring non-Yourope industry professionals as well as the current membership of the organisation itself. The message is clear; European citizens should support European values and become actively involved by voting in the upcoming elections.
Yourope issued the following joint statement,
“Today, for some of us, it may appear that there is nothing left to fight for. But many of you still fight, and must fight, for many things; for the climate; for the end of sexism; for the right to love who you choose to love; and to be who you are. We must also fight for an end to atrocities like gun violence and injustice throughout the world.
We, the festivals in Europe, try our best to keep pace with you, your needs, wants, and opinions, and create spaces where everybody can be free and enjoy each other and the music. Thank you for engaging. Thank you for celebrating your freedom at our festivals. Thank you for participating in the fight for a better world and for voting in the European Elections for a future in which we can continue to celebrate together at the European Festivals.
We want to demonstrate the results of voting. We want to celebrate and stimulate solidarity across Europe. We want to encourage everyone to exercise their right to vote in the European Election."
The range of festivals includes big and small events from all parts of Europe, from Portugal to Finland and even from the UK, which, due to various reasons, will be taking part in the current elections.With the current campaign Yourope, also one of the co-founders of ETEP, aims to stand alongside those music initiatives actively addressing and supporting civic engagement.
For further information please check http://www.wevoteforeurope.eu/ and spread the news about #WeVoteForEurope.