Women's Empowerment Hit 'You Don't Own Me' Gets Remade Into Awesome Voting PSA
Lesley Gore released “You Don’t Own Me" 50 years ago, and it's still relevant today.
In an effort to get women empowered and excited about voting in the election this November, The Department of Peace released a PSA with a familar tune.
The video, set to the 60s song "You Don't Own Me" by singer Lesley Gore, features everyday women and celebs alike (we see ya, Lena Dunham) lip-syncing the powerful and (sadly) still-relevant lyrics pertaining to women's freedoms. For example, Don't tell me what to say, don't tell me what to do.
As the music continues, facts about what's at stake for women flash across the screen, such as access to affordable healthcare and the defunding of Planned Parenthood (which provides provides "sexual and reproductive health care, education, and information to 4.7 million women, men, and adolescents worldwide each year"), just to name a few.
"It's not enough to vote – we have to vote like our futures are on the line because they are," the description reads.
Even Gore herself makes an appearance.
"We need to get out there, come together and protect our bodies," she says. "Please vote."
Cya Nov. 4!