Kevin Morby and Waxahatchee have announced a livestream to benefit reproductive rights organization Vote No Kansas. The PAC’s mission is to prevent House Bill 2746 from passing if the “Value Them Both” amendment (HCR 5003) is passed, which if so would completely ban abortion in the state of Kansas. They’ve also released two new covers on Bandcamp, Guided by Voices’ “The Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory” and Broadcast’s “Tears in the Typing Pool,” the proceeds from which will also be donated to the campaign.
The two artists released a statement about the fundraiser: “With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the state of Kansas, where we live, has become a really important haven for bordering states in the fight for access to reproductive healthcare. There’s an amendment to the state constitution in the upcoming election that would put abortion rights at risk. We’re asking Kansas folks to vote no on this amendment in the August 2nd election and we’re supporting Vote No Kansas, an amazing local organization raising awareness about this issue. We record covers on a 4-track at home from time to time, so we’re releasing 2 of those today on Bandcamp. It’s a sliding scale starting at $5 and all funds raised will go directly to Vote No Kansas.”
The livestream, which will feature “special guests,” takes place tonight at 7 p.m. central time/8 eastern via Instagram.