New video shows how voting can end police violence—featuring a song by legendary guitarist Tom Morello

“For too long, people of color have been told when, how and how loud we should use our voices.”

SOURCEBrave New Films

On October 14, which would have been the 47th birthday of George Floyd, celebrated rock musician Tom Morello spoke about the release of a new short film on racial justice struggles in this country and the tone-deaf response by the Trump administration. The film, “No Justice No Peace,” created by Brave New Films Action Fund, features Morello’s track “Marching on Ferguson” and seeks to give voice to the pain and anger at the murders of people of color by police and to channel it into voter turnout.

“For too long, people of color have been told when, how and how loud we should use our voices. Silence hasn’t been enough to protect us. Breonna Taylor was silently sleeping when she was murdered. Quiet pleas have not worked. George Floyd pleaded faintly with the cops as they kneeled on his neck until his last breath. This summer, once again, we raised our voices in protest, and the world took notice,” said Tom Morello. “We will not be told to maintain hushed tones about anger, pain and discontent with the status quo. This song and this film are a middle finger to the silence that ‘polite society’ has asked of people in pain. From the streets to the ballot boxes, we will make our voices heard.”

The Brave New Films Action Fund champions social justice issues by using a model of media, education, and grassroots volunteer involvement that inspires, empowers, motivates and teaches civic participation and makes a difference. Brave New Films Action Fund is a 501(c)4 organization and is not affiliated with any candidate or committee.


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