By Andy McLaughlin, President / CEO, PaperClip Communications
Late in the election season, I felt a strong desire to participate – in a non-partisan way – in a way that would remind people that our greatest strength was that as a country we peacefully (with little exception) pass democracy on from administration to administration.
It’s one of the singular hallmarks of our American way of life.
I had the concept for this video, with THIS song. And, I corralled the talents of two young men, Joe Vivona (who happened to be a popular contestant on The Voice) and his keyboardist, Jonathan Bach. They were in L.A. and I was in NJ. But we communicated late into the evening and they worked overnight to produce the video – with the simple message: Vote, November 8th. Respect the process. Respect the winner. Respect the Constitution. Because that’s how I believe all Americans win on November 9th.
Then, through the gracious gift of Jan-Lee Music who granted us the license and rights to use the beautiful lyrics and music we were able to publish the video and share it with the country.
I believe it hits the right tone at the right time for the country.