New York, NY, October 19, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Emmy Award-winning composer and New York Times best-selling author Peter Buffett released the provocative track “How Would You Know?” last month as an appeal to end repetition in political rhetoric. Sampling speeches from Presidents Reagan, Bush (H.W. and W.), Clinton, and Obama, the song and video strive to point out that the leaders of our country are not saying anything new regarding the ongoing issues we face as a nation, and continuous partisan bickering has become a grievous impediment to true social progress.
The accompanying video enhances this message by interspersing actual clips of presidential speeches with ominous imagery of senseless violence and vapid consumerism behind the song’s pointed lyrics, all highlighting the dangers of ignorance and apathy. The single’s cover artwork tackles the issue with a lighter tone: Democrats ride Republicans, and Republicans ride Democrats on a never-ending merry-go-round of political gridlock.
It is in this spirit that Peter is announcing the “How Would You Know? Share and Win Contest,” designed to inspire fans to join the battle against indifference and open as many eyes as possible to this dangerous cyclical pattern. To enter, visit Peter’s Facebook page before November 5th to watch the official video, share the video on Facebook, Twitter, or via e-mail. On the following day, November 6th, one lucky winner will be “elected” to win a $100 Visa gift card, redeemable wherever Visa is accepted. Enter the contest here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peter-Buffett/8854510308?sk=app_102068836552678
Most importantly, Peter wants to remind everyone once again just how much our votes count. No matter the party line, we all have the power to decide who will lead this country, and that’s a power we should not take for granted. Those who are not registered yet can do so at https://register.rockthevote.com/registrants/new?partner=20767. For more information on specific local deadlines and policies visit this link: http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Voting.shtml.
About Peter Buffett
Peter Buffett is an Emmy Award-winning musician, author and philanthropist. As Co-chair of the NoVo Foundation with his wife, Jennifer, he has become a well-known activist for social concerns. Socially conscious music collaborations by Buffett include “Blood Into Gold,” featuring Grammy-nominated artist Akon and “A Song for Everyone” featuring Grammy-winning artist, Angelique Kidjo. Buffett is currently performing his “Life is What You Make It: A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett” series around the world to support his New York Times best-selling book, Life Is What You Make It (Random House/Harmony Books). The book has sold over a half million copies worldwide and has been translated in over fifteen languages. Peter recently created a forum at ChangeOurStory.com to encourage his fans to evoke thought and conversation revolving around the idea that changing our fearful perspective on past experiences will allow us to choose what happens in our future. Through sharing his stories, personal thoughts, music, and more, Peter hopes to evoke conversation and ultimately inspire change. You can learn more about Peter at www.peterbuffett.com and more about “Change Our Story” at www.changeourstory.com.