Voice for Equality: Jason Mraz
March 23, 2010
Jason Mraz is an American singer-songwriter. Mraz released his debut album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, which contained the hit single "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)", in 2002 but it was not until the release of his second album, Mr. A-Z that Mraz achieved commercial success. The album peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 200 and sold over one hundred thousand copies in the US. In 2008, Mraz released his third studio album, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 was a commercial success worldwide, peaking in the top ten of many international charts. Mraz's international breakthrough came with the release of lead single from We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. titled "I'm Yours". The single peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Mraz his first top ten single. The song was a huge commercial success in the US with it receiving a triple-Platinum certification from the RIAA for sales of over three million. The song was successful internationally and topped the charts in New Zealand and Norway and peaking in the top ten of multiple international charts. Learn more here.
On Tuesday, March 16, 2010, Jason Mraz posted a message on his Facebook and MySpace accounts titled: "10 Ways to Start Conversations About The Freedom To Marry". The message read:
"The passage of Prop 8 put the security and freedoms of all Californians at risk by taking away fundamental rights from a minority. Continuing to raise awareness and sparking conversations about the issue is crucial as we move forward to experience Equality For All. You can help change hearts and minds by simply starting a conversation with your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. Here are 10 ways to start conversations about the freedom to marry:"
The post then listed ten freedom to marry topics of discussion, and concluded with:
"Everyone Deserves Music
Everyone Deserves Love
Everyone Reserves the Right to Express
The Light that They Are Made Of
Standing Up for Equality"
Read the full Facebook post: [Link]
Freedom to Marry salutes Jason Mraz as a Voice for Equality!