Jackson Browne has thrown his support behind Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards. Jackson Browne teamed up with Bonnie Raitt to join Edwards for a series of campaign stops in Iowa last week.
"I am proud to support John Edwards," said Jackson Browne. "We need someone with vision and courage to fix the big problems facing our country. We need to end the war in Iraq and make sure every American has health care. John Edwards knows what it is to have to work hard, and he'll stand up and fight to make sure everyone in this country has the same chances he's had."
"John Edwards is a leading voice for change in our country," said Bonnie Raitt. "He's been one of the only strong, effective advocates for ending the war in Iraq and bringing our troops home. And when he talks about creating opportunity, he isn't talking about creating opportunities for corporate CEOs to get ahead, he's talking about making sure regular, hard-working Americans have a fair chance to succeed. He is willing to fight for fairness and equality for all Americans, and for tapping the immense economic and employment opportunities of safe, renewable energy."
Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne were also co-founders (along with Graham Nash and Congressman John Hall) of Musicians United For Safe Energy, whose 1979 "No-Nukes" concerts remain watershed models for grassroots activism. Currently, they are mobilizing behind Nukefree.org, opposing federal bail-out of the nuclear industry.