The new studio album Raise Your Voice collects a cross-section of impassioned new songs composed and performed by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and youth across the United States.

The record is slated for national release by the non-profit Little Village Foundation on October 5, 2018.

Produced in response to Parkland and other school shootings, Raise Your Voice's proceeds will be donated to the singular non-profit organization Everytown for Gun Safety, which supports a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. 

Similar to Little Village Foundation's entire catalogue of releases that give all money raised through CD sales directly to the recording artists, Raise Your Voice's proceeds will be donated to a singular non-profit organization: Everytown for Gun Safety.

"The courage of these students is amazing. Everyone participating on the album is incredibly talented and their hearts are filled with love for their fellow students,” says Jim Pugh, executive director of Little Village Foundation. “Raise Your Voice is a cross-section of America. It includes young artists standing up from Morro Bay in California to a music class in New York City, but it's very focused in its sense of purpose. Raise Your Voicefeatures a wide range of students who want to share their music at such a critical moment in our country. Raise Your Voice gives them an opportunity to have their voices out there, and to encourage other students to rise up. These students just want to keep our schools safe, and we feel this music will have the potential to strike at what's going on in America."

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