Death Cab For Cutie Launch Virtual Fundraiser For Voter Rights Groups

By Katrina Nattress

August 28, 2020

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Death Cab For Cutie put out an album called We Have The Facts And We're Voting Yes in 2000, now they're using that title to help raise money for two organizations that are devoted to voter rightsFair Fight Action and Future Now — with their "We Have The Facts And We're Voting" virtual fundraiser.

The campaign encourages fans to donate money to both groups by purchasing entries for a sweepstakes to win "an acoustic concert from the band over Zoom for you and 9 of your friends along with 2 VIP tickets to a show of your choice when we can tour again, signed vinyl, and a merch bundle!"

But that's not all. DCFC is also offering different bundles, where you receive entries plus swag that includes everything "from exclusive t-shirts, masks, and totes ... to signed test pressings of our records, and, most excitingly, virtual hangs with the band - including a coffee and records chat with all of us via Zoom, private one-on-one musical consulting sessions and lessons from individual band members, and even Ben performing 'I Will Follow You into the Dark', just for you."

"Please join us in the fight to ensure that democracy endures, that voter disenfranchisement is ended, and that this country is led by an administration that believes in science, compassion, and ending systemic racism," the band wrote in its lengthy announcement post on Instagram.

Check out the full post below and get more info about the sweepstakes here.

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In 2020, a year that has taken so much from so many, we find ourselves at a crossroads here in America. What happens this November will determine the course of this country for generations.     It’s no secret that we care deeply about the outcome, and in normal times, we’d be suiting up to play fundraisers, getting people registered to vote, and do our best to bring people together under one cause.     Obviously, we can’t do that right now. So we’ve put our heads together this summer and thought hard about what we CAN do, and we’ve come up with the next best thing - a virtual fundraiser!     We have a TON of exciting new offerings up via our fundraising website wehavethefacts2020.com - from exclusive t-shirts, masks, and totes (with design by @tuckernichols), to signed test pressings of our records, and, most excitingly, virtual hangs with the band - including a coffee and records chat with all of us via Zoom, private one-on-one musical consulting sessions and lessons from individual band members, and even Ben performing "I Will Follow You into the Dark", just for you.     And the best part is that every purchase enters you into a contest to earn the grand prize - an acoustic concert from the band over Zoom for you and 9 of your friends along with 2 VIP tickets to a show of your choice when we can tour again, signed vinyl, and a merch bundle!     We’ve partnered with two organizations that we believe in, @fairfightaction and @futurenowusa, and we’ll be splitting the net proceeds evenly between the two.     Please join us in the fight to ensure that democracy endures, that voter disenfranchisement is ended, and that this country is led by an administration that believes in science, compassion, and ending systemic racism.     We miss you so much and can’t wait to see your smiling faces again. Until then - see some of you online?     Love, DCfC

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DCFC isn't the only band to launch a sweepstakes while raising money for voter rights organizations. Pearl Jam is also encouraging fans to donate money by offering up a once in a lifetime opportunity to hang out with Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament in Seattle.

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