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The story of how I heard about this began when a friend invited me to a concert in New York. The band performing was called Jon Batiste and Stay Human, and I discovered them on Instagram of all places! Aside from the whole thing ending with a giant parade down a really busy street and into the subway, they also kicked the whole concert off with this powerful video of a performance piece the band made with some kids about gun violence. How about that? Musicians with principles?! Oh yes, please.

To support this band and their principles, go to Fight 4 the 33’s website and holler at them on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and so on with the hashtag #Fight4the33. Make a fuss! The more people making a fuss, the more fussy our good old congresspersons might get next time they vote against gun safety, which they do tend to do kind of a lot. Make 'em uncomfortable! They should be!

And if you want to catch the band on tour (and trust — you DO), find them here! Check out their music on iTunes while you’re at it.

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