Millennials will eventually take over the world, but they missed one “huge” opportunity during the 2016 election. Over 20 million millennials (19-29 years-old) voted in the election and only 25% voted Donald Trump (YouGov.com). While nearly 50% didn’t bother to show up at the polls, there is now overwhelming concern being expressed on social media sites around the country concerning our current president. The message is clear, the youth of America are not pleased with where the country is headed under this new administration.
Now, one young couple is staging a protest that is a throwback to protest filled era of the sixties. While the Vietnam War was in full force, John Lennon and Yoko Ono protested the war in their famed bed-in in 1969. Their stance centered around promoting world peace and speaking out against wars.
Kiwi and Scooter, an indie rock duo from Boise, are following in the footsteps of Lennon and Ono by staging a modern-day version of the bed-in. Their bedside protest is aimed directly at President Trump and promises to post cover songs to YouTube each day until Trump is impeached.
We are posting a cover song every day until Donald Trump is no longer our president. All of our songs will be recorded in our bed. Everything you love about hippie bed protests and cover bands! Maybe this was a bad idea.
They are hoping to raise awareness to the power of speaking up and having your voice heard. Perhaps with greater awareness, young voters will come out in even larger numbers in future elections and let their voices be heard.
To show your support, subscribe to their YouTube channel and let them know if you have a song request.