Stevie Nicks Shares An Open Letter To Express Her Concerns About The US
Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks recently took to her Instagram to share a heartfelt letter and a poem she wrote to address her worries about the future of the United States.
When Taylor Hawkins passed away on March 25, Stevie Nicks decided to pay tribute to the drummer by writing an open letter and an emotional poem for him. As a talented songwriter, Nicks has often expressed her feelings via letters and poems. However, this time, she decided to write about her concerns regarding the midterm elections and urge her followers to take action against the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
There is less than a month until election day, which is November 8. What makes Stevie Nicks concerned is the reversal of Roe v. Wade, which would leave the final decision about abortion rights in the hands of the states. It’s believed that this will result in abortion bans in many states, which is highly problematic regarding women’s rights. As Nicks said, the overturning of Roe v. Wade is frightening as history repeats itself.
In a recent Instagram post, Stevie Nicks decided to voice her concerns via a letter and a poem. In the post’s caption, Nicks stated that 14 Democrats and 21 Republicans occupied the 35 open Senate spots. The musician then stressed that every single vote counts, so everyone should use their right to vote. Nicks’s letter addressed her friends, fans, and women of America who can vote, and she revealed that she plans to record her poem as a song.
The Fleetwood Mac icon stated that she worries about everyone as a 74-year-old woman. She encouraged everyone to register to vote, reminding her followers of the deadline, October 11. According to the musician, the disintegration of Roe v. Wade would change everyone’s life in an unfathomable way, so immediate action must be taken. Besides, if Roe v. Wade is overturned, everyone’s lives will be in the hands of government officials. So, Nicks warned her fans as a woman who has witnessed what happened to women between 1966 and 1973.
Nicks’s poem addresses everyone and asks them to reclaim their power because many are trying to take it away. She also asks the reader to stand up for their rights as there isn’t much time left. Titled ‘Get It Back,’ the poem has a pessimistic but hopeful tone with the aim to encourage the reader to take action. As it turns out, the musician is getting ready to record ‘Get It Back’ as a song while her North American tour continues.
Stevie Nicks’ Instagram post read:
“Every state has a stake in this year’s midterms, as all 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for grabs. 35 open Senate spots are currently held by 14 Democrats and 21 Republicans. While some statewide races will likely have a larger impact on national politics than others, every single vote counts when it comes to electing state and local politicians.”
The musician’s letter follows:
“Dear Friends, fans, and women of America, from 18 to 100 years old. I am sending you a formal poem that I wrote not very long ago and the next day made into a song. Recording a song out here on the road is not an easy task — so while I am doing that, I decided that you should have the words.
At 74 years old, I can honestly say that I am worried about every one of you. Worried about health care, and just in general, concerned about your God-given rights. You must gather together now. You must register to vote as soon as possible (for many of you, the deadline is tomorrow, October 11!), and you must vote! The disintegration of Roe v. Wade will change your life in an unfathomable way. You will not have control over what your beautiful dreams want for you.
Your lives will be in the hands of government officials who do not know you and cannot possibly know what your future should be. You are the masters of your own ship. I watched what happened to women from 1966 (I was 18) to 1973 when I was 25 and 2 years away from joining Fleetwood Mac. Believe me, when I tell you, you don’t want that world to come back so. Please vote. Call everyone you know, and ask them to join you. Read the words to my song. I wrote it for you. I love you. Stevie.”
You can see Stevie Nicks’s letter and poem below.
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