Billy Porter Partners With Human Rights Commission For Voting PSA

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Billy Porter attends 'Ashish' fashion show during London Fashion Week February 2020 on February 17, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)

Billy Porter Partners With Human Rights Commission For Voting PSA

The Emmy winner is stressing the importance of election day.

Published July 24th

Written by BET Staff

Billy Porter has been outspoken about the dangerous occupant in the White House and now he’s now partnering with HRC (Human Rights Commission) to push the importance of voting on November 3.

The  powerful PSA includes images of police violence, uprisings and even some Karens gone wile. The video is overlaid with a speech from HRC President Alphonso David’s speech and Porter singing a moving cover of "For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey What's That Sound)" by Buffalo Springfield. The 1966 song was a protest anthem during the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement. 

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Emmy-winning Porter told Broadway outlet Playbill, “The song remains as relevant today as it was when it was first released. In pairing the song with Alphonso’s prophetic words about the power of seeing beyond yourself, this new video shares an important message for 2020: keep protesting, but also remember the sacrifices that have been made for our right to vote, and get yourself to the ballot box too.”

HRC also said in a statement, “It is more important than ever to recognize the importance of using both protest and the ballot box to make our voices heard in this upcoming election, the most important of our lifetimes. HRC teamed up with actor, singer and activist Billy Porter for this inspiring video to get out the vote.”

See the video below:

If you want even more of Billy Porter, check him out making history as the first openly gay man to cover Essence magazine.

(Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)


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