Early on in the quarantine, Michelle Passoff found she needed something to occupy her time.
“I had to adjust to the quarantine,” says the St. Petersburg resident. Then she thought, “Why yell at the television? Do something.”
That something evolved into Voice Your Vote 2020, a project featuring an original song and video written and performed by a group of Tampa Bay songwriters, performers, music and video producers and other professional contributors of all ages and ethnicities, urging people to vote. Passoff spearheaded the project by making phone calls to local artists and producers from her kitchen table.
She calls herself an activist for the possibility that everyone should have a great life.
“We wanted to give inspiration not information,” she says. “The project soon took on a life of its own as more and more people stepped forward.”