Notes from the Field

Pinky & the Floyd

October 4, 2018

The other weekend, both Forward Montana & Planned Parenthood Advocates of MT had the incredible chance to partner with local celebrities Pinky & the Floyd for an awesome #Rock2Vote show on the Emerson Lawn. Right before the show was set to start, the clouds cleared, the rain stopped, and we had an incredible turnout upwards of 300 community members in attendance!

We also had an amazing group of volunteers come out for the show to help us canvass the park to register new voters! We updated addresses, talked to people about what’s on the ballot in November, and troubleshooted questions about voter registration and where people can find their polling location. Getting to talk to community members, young people, older folks, and families about the importance of their vote and their voice in November was amazing to share with our volunteers, interns, and field staff.

We registered a 51 year old first-time voter, tons of young people, and several groups of families to vote. Pinky & the Floyd also talked about the importance of voter registration and getting out your vote in November throughout the duration of the show. Creating a space where community members could listen to an awesome band, talk about voting, and normalize conversations based around the importance of casting your ballot was an incredible experience. Big thanks to Pinky & the Floyd, Planned Parenthood Advocates of MT, and all of our dedicated and passionate volunteers for making the concert a huge success!