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Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins Lead League of Women Voters Tour

Election season is still one year away, but Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell have announced a major U.S. tour to make sure that all voices are heard on Election Day 2016. The trio has teamed up with the League of Women Voters to launch the Use Your Voice Tour 2016, which kicks off February 12th in St. Petersburg, Florida, at the Mahaffey Theatre. 20 Great Moments From the Democratic Debate League president Elisabeth MacNamara explains the purpose of the tour as “a way to help fans get the election information they need, whether it’s how to update their voter registration, find easy-to-understand local candidate and voting information, or learn about getting involved in the League’s work.” The League of Women Voters conducts nonpartisan voter registration and education each year with the goal of empowering millions of voters to participate and ensure they have fair and equal access to the vote. Given the shift in direction of Griffin’s recent album, Servant of Love , Watkins’ family band project Watkins Family Hour and Mitchell’s album successes, the acclaimed trio of voices will likely offer show-goers a far more interesting form of political participation than your run-of-the-mill rally. Griffin in particular has never shied away from the political.

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