Update: On April 1, 2019, Nate Rateliff published an op-ed in the Denver Post titled “We Can Own Guns, Respect the Second Amendment and Save Lives.” In the piece Rateliff advocated that Colorado Governor Jared Polis sign ERPO bill HB 1177 into law. He did so two weeks later. Thanks to everyone who contacted Nate Rateliff and encouraged him to keep speaking up about gun violence prevention!
Americana/folks/blues singer and songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff has many blue-collar fans, but he’s still taking a stand on gun violence prevention because “we can all agree that we can’t have children going to school and continu[ing] to not have a sense of safety.” That’s why he hosted a “Not One More” event through his Marigold Project foundation in Denver on October 13, 2018 that heightened awareness about gun violence and raised money for GVP groups.
The event consisted of workshops and panels at INDUSTRY Denver, and a mini-music festival at Levitt Pavillion Park featuring Rateliff and his band The Night Sweats. A number of GVP groups partnered with Rateliff’s foundation on the program for INDUSTRY Denver, including Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Our Lives Our Vote and the Kendeda Fund.
“I know we have fans who have different ideas than we do, and I know there’s going to be some backlash,” he says. “But I’m trying not to read any comments and not really subject myself to the negativity. If we make enemies through this, I will still feel like I’m on the right side of history, and that’s what’s most important to me.”
Please contact Nathaniel Rateliff through one of the channels below and send him the following message, personalized to your liking:
Nathaniel, thank you SO MUCH for hosting the “Not One More” events (workshops, panels, mini-music festival) in Denver during the weekend of October 12, 2018. It means the world to me that you have the courage to speak up about the critical issue of gun violence and risk upsetting some of your fans. You are putting the safety of our children and families first, and inspiring other musical artists to do the same. That is what leadership is all about. You have earned a fan for life, sir. I will not forget your compassion and decency. Please keep doing this important work.
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