The past decade has seen the flames of division being stoked ever higher. Too many people put the act of being a Republican or Democrat before being an American. They are quick to write off anyone who doesn't share their exact political views, and demonize the other party as un-American at the drop of a hat. But we are all Americans! We need to start focusing on the people, not the parties. We all have more in common than we differ, so we want to start by showing the humans behind the roles.
Music is one of the great human constants. It has been with us since the dawn of humanity, and colors us in countless ways every day. Think about your favorite song, your favorite band. Would it positively change your opinion of someone, even just a little bit, to know that they loved it just as much as you? The love of music is almost universal, and we hope to show that it is one of the ties that can help bridge the division that rocks us.
It all starts with a series of letters. We want to contact every United States Senator (and a few other major figures in our political landscape) and ask them two simple questions:
1. Who is someone from the other party that you consider to be a good friend?
2. What is your favorite song, or a song that holds a lot of meaning to you?
We will record their responses here, pulling back the curtain just a tiny bit, and showing the people behind the offices. We hope to show that if these people, who are arguably on the forefront of division in America today, can love and respect people of the rival party that we can too. To show that you can disagree on the politics, but still care about the person.
During President Joe Biden's Inaugural Address he said the following, which we have taken as our inspiration:
"And so today, at this time and in this place, let us start afresh.
All of us.
Let us listen to one another.
Hear one another.
See one another.
Show respect to one another.
Politics need not be a raging fire destroying everything in its path.
Every disagreement doesn’t have to be a cause for total war."
This site does not endorse any politician, party, or political group. This cause transcends partisan politics, and thus will not ever endorse one person over another. We're all Americans.