Update On Free and Equal’s United We Stand Fest

Published on the Independent American & Constitutional Review (IA&CR) on June 10th:

Free and Equal’s United We Stand Fest New Information

by Joshua Fauver

(This information was recently release on the Free and Equal Election Foundation’s Facebook fan page by their Executive Producer Marci Forgave.)

The United We Stand Festival, hosted by Free & Equal Elections Foundation, is moving to Los Angeles and has been rescheduled for the Fall of 2013. The festival was previously scheduled to take place on June 22 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Most of the speakers and performers previously scheduled for the Little Rock event are confirmed for Los Angeles.

Christina Tobin, Founder and Chair of Free & Equal, says the move was prompted by the need to provide a larger venue and accommodate additional sponsors and artists who want to participate. “There has been an outpouring of support and interest in this event,” said Tobin, “By moving to Los Angeles we will be able to bring on even more A-list talent and reach a wider audience in keeping with our mission to spread electoral reform to all fifty states.”

In addition to the upgraded venue, Free & Equal plans to live-stream the entire festival online and is currently seeking a partner for cable broadcasting.

The United We Stand Festival is designed to support grassroots efforts to bring independent candidates into the political debate while generating awareness about issues otherwise marginalized by traditional Left-Right politics.

The festival will include performances by several well known musicians. Notable guest speakers include former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, Dr. Jill Stein, the 2012 Green Party candidate for President, and popular independent media personalities like Ben Swann, Josh Tolley, and Amber Lyon, to name a few.

“This festival will be the kick-off event for a peaceful, powerful and positive movement,” said Tobin, “We will ignite a true grassroots effort to break the stranglehold of the two-party system. We intend to reform the US electoral process once and for all. This festival is the beginning of the solution to the political status quo problem.”

Free & Equal Elections Foundation is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to creating open and transparent elections that give power back to the individual voter. In October 2012 Free & Equal hosted an open presidential debate, moderated by Larry King and Christina Tobin, which broadcast online and on several cable and radio news outlets, reaching an estimated audience of 20 million.

For press & media inquiries, please contact:

Marci Forgrave, Executive Producer
Phone: (818) 259-4934
Email: marci@freeandequal.org

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4 thoughts on “Update On Free and Equal’s United We Stand Fest

  1. Jill Pyeatt

    This is the text of an email I got today. It reads a little differently than the above article, and has a little more information about the venue.

    United We Stand Fest moved to Los Angeles
    Festival Expanding, Mega Stars Being Added to Perform and Speak

    Several sincere and independent high profile people are working with us on their schedules so they too may join the platform to awake the sleeping nation.

    As you know, the planning of UWS has been the main focus at Free & Equal for the past several months. During this process we’ve connected with hundreds of music and media entrepreneurs, introducing them to Free & Equal’s goal of breaking the two-party system stranglehold once and for all.

    The first step to reform is to energize the youth vote. So many young people have given up on “hope and change”, not seeing any political faction offering real answers or solutions.

    The second step is to connect, educate and empower the dispossessed, the alienated, the discouraged. Young Americans are underemployed, underestimated and over-indebted. The pent-up energy of millions of youth is there, waiting to solve America’s problems.

    The third step towards real change is to spread electoral reform to all fifty states and not stop until the job is done.

    In order to accommodate bringing in the many inquiring people asking to stand with us on stage at UWS, we must push the festival date forward and move the venue to a larger city. The new venue and city of the United We Stand Festival is now Los Angeles on the beautiful campus of UCLA with a tentative date of October 12th. We expect to firm things up in the coming days.

    Mostly all of the independent leaders, musicians, comedians and media personalities who were confirmed to participate on June 22nd in Little Rock will reschedule for the new venue and date change.

    Our amazing friends in Arkansas know this exciting news is exactly what the movement needs. We look forward to weaving them into the program and making sure their voices are heard. Thank you so much Arkansas, for your leadership and support! We value the friendships made and will be back stronger than ever as we roll through during the bus tour next year.

    Free & Equal plans to web stream the entire festival live online. We will also work to gain access via cable television. Just like our 2012 Presidential Debates hosted by Larry King and Christina Tobin, millions will view this epic event. Mainstream media will finally realize we are here to stay as a national force, even if they’re the last ones to figure it out.

    The momentum of the United We Stand Festival will be the kick-start to our 10-city university bus tour. More activist youth will be educated and empowered to join our fight for freedom and equality by running for local and state offices in 2014. Our National Database will also be established and activated, listing a complete profile of every single candidate running for office in all elections throughout the USA.

    Sponsors are already lining up to take part in this event. Sponsorship is limited. To learn more about becoming a sponsor please click here.

    If you believe in what we are doing and want us to continue with this amazing momentum, please show your support today by donating, spreading the word on social media, or letting us know your suggestions.”

    As always, thank you for your continued support!

    With warm regards,

    Christina Tobin and the Free & Equal Elections Foundation Team

  2. Deran

    Again, as weirdly vague as the repvious press relase.

    “says the move was prompted by the need to provide a larger venue and accommodate additional sponsors and artists who want to participate.”

    What are the particluars, specifics of why the Little Rock event? In the last release there was talk about “mega stars”. Who? The names mentioned in this release are third party people who were already stated as interested, and pardone me but, Johnson and Stein do not qualify as “mega stars”.

    What indicates a larger venue is needed? So many questions and no answers being provided.

  3. NewFederalist

    I hear they need the Hollywood Bowl to accommodate Jim Morrison and The Doors as well as Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead. Should be a good time! All Little Rock provided was an ex-Governor who didn’t inhale! Besides, LA is closer to Fantasyland. See Deran… you have questions and I make up answers. That’s how it works online! 😉

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