Harmonically urging Joe to back Build Back Better


By Douglas John Imbrogno | Editor, WestVirginiaVille.com | december2021

The AMP Media Project with support from West Virginia climate groups released nationally this month “Hey Joe,” a climate action music video urging WV Sen. Joe Manchin to support the climate initiatives in the Build Back Better Act. “Hey Joe” (based on the Beatles’ tune ‘Hey Jude’), features crowds of people across West Virginia and beyond in a sing-a-long of a tune written and led by prominent West Virginia singer-songwriter Ron Sowell.


‘HEY JOE’: CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO
The “Hey Joe” video was produced by AMPMediaProject.com

This video is an offbeat attempt to get Manchin’s attention and to bring a little musical and cultural attention to the significance of the Build Back Better Act’s sweeping climate and social initiatives. (SEE BELOW)


TO SHARE ‘HEY JOE’ ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA, USE THESE LINKS:

TWITTER: twitter.com.wvville/status/1467884218030112774/
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YOUTUBE: youtu.be/sMUr908zxK4
SHORTLINK: bit.ly/HeyJoeVideo
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The song was shot and produced by the AMP Media Project producer and chief videographer Bobby Lee Messer in cities across West Virginia with submissions also sent via cellphone camera. The harmonic convergence of the ‘Na Na Na Chorus’ features almost 50 voices, urging Manchin to support the Build Back Better Act. Support for the video came from WV Citizen Action Group and other climate action supporters in the region.

Ron Sowell debuted ‘Hey Joe’ at the West Virginia Climate Alliance Halloween Rally for Climate Action, held Oct. 30 in Charleston, WV. After hearing it, the AMP Media Project team decided that cool tune needed an even bigger chorus than the one that joined along that day.


Build Back Better Details


The details of the Build Back Better Act underscore how significant a piece of legislation this is. Yes, it got knocked down from the Biden Administration’s initial ambitions (courtesy, largely, of two senators conjoined as ‘Sinemanchin.’) But the BBB Act yet remains one of the most significant pieces of social and climate legislation to see the light of day in Washington D.C., for many a decade.








As the video notes at its conclusion: ‘Contact Joe.’


JOE MANCHIN Contacts
(304) 342-5855
(202) 224-3954
E-MAIL: Click this link and fill out form



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