14k watch Piedmont group’s Amendment One music video
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A group of Piedmont musicians put together a four-minute long video to show they oppose Amendment One, also known as the marriage amendment.
If Amendment One passes on May 8, it would define marriage in North Carolina as strictly between a man and a woman.
The music video was released earlier this week. Greensboro Mayor Robbie Perkins, Civic Leader Betty Cone, and other religious and community leaders make an appearance in the video.
In less than a week, the video has more than 14,000 views.
“We hoped that a lot of people have paid attention and we’re really happy they have,” said Laurelyn Dossett, who wrote the song. This is the first time the Greensboro songwriter has done a politically-driven piece.
“I’m a songwriter. The way I raise my voice is to write a song,” Dossett said.
She likes all the views but wants the views to turn into votes.
“It’s wonderful if we have a million people watch the YouTube video, but we need a million people to go to the polls on May 8 and vote against Amendment One.”
“I think it’s really important, I think, to keep North Carolina with the times” said Ben Singer, the recording engineer behind the video. “They are changing, and we need to keep with it.”
The group of Piedmont musicians wants the video to sway any undecided voters.
“We purposefully included a wide variety of musicians from the Greensboro area as well as speakers that represent different constituents in the Greensboro area,” Dossett said.
The video was recorded in Ben Singer’s downtown Greensboro apartment.
“We’re trying to get a message out. That’s what people do: they watch videos. They listen to music. They pass it along. They click on it,” Singer said.