I do believe music can change the world, so below is a letter to Congress that I wrote and sent to my individual representative. But I need your help to get it out to ALL of our representatives to ask them to watch this video of the song “Get Together” with an open heart.
If you also believe that music can help change the world, then please help me send my letter below to your representatives with this URL for the video. Add your name to mine at the bottom of the letter.
It’s important that you help out because legislators only pay attention to correspondence from their own constituents so we would like folks from every district of every state to send this to their Senators and Congress persons. You can find out who your representative is by going to (click the link below):
Scroll (or search) to their name and then click on it. You will be taken to their website where you can click on their Contact link and send this letter to them along with the video link.
Letter to Congress
I’m writing to you to ask all of our members of House of Representatives and The Senate to reach across the aisle and work together for a safer and more unified country.
Fifty years ago while the Vietnam war was raging and protests were happening across the country, my group The Youngbloods sent a copy of our record “Get Together” to every member of Congress in an effort to promote peace and cooperation.
Here we are fifty years later and the need to promote peace and cooperation still exists.
Our own Constitution begins with the words … “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America..”
To promote the “general welfare” means not of just one side or the other, but all of us. Hopefully we can do this without polarization. By listening to each other with respect we can all work together to solve the many problems our country faces and also take advantage of the opportunities that we have.
In that spirit, I’ve released a video and a new version of The Youngbloods iconic song mentioned above. I am asking you to watch and listen to this with an open heart.
Click here to see the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS4CfBkn6Nw
Please bear in mind that the concept of loving one another is stressed many times in both the Old and New Testaments.
From the Old Testament:
Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.
Proverbs 15:18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.
From the New Testament: John quoting Jesus
Mark 12:31 – Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than this.
John 15:12 This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
John 13:35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
Thank you for considering this.
Lowell Levinger – Banana From The Youngbloods