On Monday, March 28, 2016, the League of Women Voters - Saint Paul hosted the "Use Your Voice" Concert with Grammy and two-time Americana Music Award winner Patty Griffin; Sara Watkins, a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning group Nickel Creek; and acclaimed singer/songwriter Anaïs Mitchell. The event was a huge success—over 1,000 people attended to support the artists and voter participation.
Amy Mino, our Treasurer, opened the event with a speech to a crowd donning "I Will Vote" stickers about the importance of voting and the work that the League is doing this year to increase voter turnout. The League received several special mentions throughout the night and high praise from the artists which led several individuals to approach the League after the event to ensure they would receive updates on upcoming opportunities to get involved and to inquire about materials that will be helpful for the cause.
The artists really shined throughout the night, crooning to the group of politically active citizens and supporters of the League. We're very happy with the event and hope it is a sign of the many successes yet to come in 2016!