Hostage Calm and Alternative Press have teamed up to support the ongoing battle nationwide over same-sex marriages. Setting their joint focus on the upcoming New York state vote to determine whether same sex partners can legally get married, the band is offering their full length self-titled album on Run For Cover Records for free to anyone who visits www.altpress.com/hostage_calm_equality and submits the pre written e-mail below to NY Senators that are on the fence with the topic.
The band says in a joint statement:
The New York assembly passed the Bill by the margin of 80-63, and Gov. Cuomo has promised to sign it. BUT, there is one thing that stands in the way: the NY state Senate is ONE vote short of passing the bill. Multiple senators have publicly reversed their positions from “no” to “maybe,” and we think the tide is turning. Let’s work together in pressuring our representatives to do the right thing. IT ONLY TAKES A SECOND. Our hope is to drive the maximum amount of people in the punk/independent music community to stand up for their rights and the rights of their fellow humans in supporting New York’s Marriage Equality Act.
Here’s how it works:
Go to http://www.altpress.com/hostage_calm_equality/
Fill in your name and E-mail address
Click “Submit Form” and the letter urging for the state of NY’s support for same-sex couples will be sent to Senators Greg Ball, James Alesi and Roy McDonald
You will be redirected to a free download of Hostage Calm’s Self-Titled Album
Hostage Calm is also selling this shirt (www.allinmerch.com/product/HCSAMESEX.html) where $1 from each sale will go to the Equality Maryland charity that is working to get same sex marriage legalized in the state.