Artists for the Earth

Top Musicians, Faith Leaders, and Climate Justice Activists Gather for Pope Francis ‘Moral Action On Climate Justice’ Rally

Media Advisory for: Thursday, September 24, 2015 Contacts: Charlie DiPasquale, 240-481-6632,[email protected]


Speakers: The Most Reverend Pedro Jimeno Barreto Archbishop of Huancayo, Dolores Huerta, Reverand Barber;

Featuring Performances by: Moby, Sean Paul, Natasha Bedingfield, Christina Grimmie, Eric Paslay, Victoria Justice, Q’orianka Kilcher and Toby Gad.

A Special Live Performance of “Love Song To The Earth” | #FollowFrancis

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On September 24, as Pope Francis addresses Congress, tens of thousands of citizens representing an unprecedented coalition of activitsts of all creeds, colors and faiths, will join together to rally on the National Mall. DC’s only free, un-ticketed public event for the Pope will demand that our leaders #FollowFrancis and take bold action for climate justice. An all-star lineup ofmusicians, religious leaders and climate justice activists including Moby, Rev. William Barber, Victoria Justice and others will be at the rally. Natasha Bedingfield, Sean Paul, Victoria Justice and others will participate in a special performance of “Love Song to the Earth,” a new anthem which captures the spirit of climate action. The recently released song united Friends of the Earth U.S., the UN Foundation, Natasha Bedingfield, Paul McCartney and a host of artists and performers to raise awareness about the threats of climate change, and to inspire action by world leaders before the international climate talks in Paris. The artists, producers and directors of the Love Song project  —as well as Apple —  are donating their respective proceeds to Friends of the Earth U.S. and the United Nations Foundation. About the Event: WHAT: Rally for Moral Action on Climate Justice WHEN: Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 7:30AM to 12:30PM WHERE: National Mall between 3rd and 7th Street WHO: Bishop Pedro Jimeno Barreto, Archbishop of Huancayo and delegate of CELAM (Episcopal Conference of LA) for the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network REPAM Rev. Dr. William Barber, Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church and Architect of Moral Monday Moby, Songwriter and Musician Eric Paslay, Country Music Singer and Songwriter Sean Paul, Dance Hall Musician and Singer Natasha Bedingfield, Singer and Songwriter Christina Grimmie, Singer and Songwriter Victoria Justice, Actress and Singer Toby Gad, Producer and Songwriter Q’orianka Kilcher, Actress, Singer Dolores Huerta, United Farm Workers Earth Day Network Avaaz