June 6, 2006
Bonnie Raitt Donates Concert Tickets and Holds Aftershow Reception to Benefit Public Citizen
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Nine-Time Grammy Winner Urges Opposition to Nuclear Power and Advocates Renewable Energy Resources
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In keeping with her concern about the nation’s energy future, best-selling artist and accomplished songwriter Bonnie Raitt has donated 75 seats for her sold-out July 3 concert to benefit Public Citizen. The VIP tickets, which range from $250 to $500, include excellent concert seats and an invitation to a backstage post-concert reception with Raitt and fellow Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Keb’Mo’.
Public Citizen’s energy program will be the beneficiary of the concert. It is devoted to safeguarding consumers from the impacts of electricity deregulation, educating the public about the dangers of nuclear power, encouraging responsible nuclear waste management and promoting clean energy alternatives. With energy prices at an all-time high, Public Citizen supports stronger fuel economy standards and a windfall profits tax on oil companies, with the proceeds used to finance clean energy alternatives to fossil fuels, increased investment in mass transit, bigger incentives to individuals and small businesses for energy efficiency.
“Public Citizen is extremely honored to be selected by Bonnie Raitt to be a beneficiary of her social activism,” said Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook. “Donations and events like these are especially important to us because Public Citizen does not accept corporate or government funds. This enables us to maintain our fierce independence.”
Raitt is as known for her lifelong commitment to social activism as she is for her music. In addition to performing at hundreds of benefit concerts supporting numerous causes over the course of her career, Raitt integrates fundraising activity into her regular touring schedule. For the Souls Alike Summer Tour 2006, Bonnie is offering premium concert tickets and post-performance passes to her like-minded fans interested in supporting the greater good. For more information about Bonnie’s tour dates and activism, please visit www.bonnieraitt.com.
To order tickets online, please visit www.guacfund.org or call Elizabeth Stinebaugh at (202) 588-1000.