Kesha today announces her collaboration with United We Dream, the country’s largest immigrant youth organization focused on empowering immigrant youth to develop their leadership and organizing skills so they can create their own campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for all immigrants.
After attending the Time 100 Gala this past April (as one of Time’s 2018 list of the “100 Most Influential People In the World”), Kesha met fellow honoree Cristina Jiménez, Co-founder and Executive Director of United We Dream, and was moved when she heard how the organization is empowering youth to fight against deportations and to ensure that immigrants and communities of color can live without fear and thrive.
In addition to shining a light on the organization through fundraising, Kesha also today dropped the music video for her ‘Rainbow’ track “Hymn,” a song rooted in encouraging the disenchanted to find their place in the world. In her statement on Facebook, Kesha adds “This song is so important to me, and I’ve been holding onto this music video for awhile now, but after meeting Cristina, I felt like now was the time to release it to further bring attention to this cause.”
“We are excited that Kesha was inspired by the work of thousands of immigrant youth who took to the streets during the Dream Act to demand permanent protections from deportation,” said Jiménez. “All across the country, immigrant youth of United We Dream are continuing to organize their cities and states. We are grateful to Kesha and to all those who are joining our fight to ensure immigrant youth are #HeretoStay.”
In an essay Kesha wrote for Mic.com last year, she said that the song “Hymn” is “dedicated to the people who went out into the streets all over the world to protest against racism, hate, and division of any kind. It’s also dedicated to anyone who feels like they are not understood by the world or respected for exactly who they are.”