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Michael Stipe, Hayley Williams performing at virtual event honoring late Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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R.E.M.‘s Michael Stipe and Paramore‘s Hayley Williams are performing during an upcoming virtual event in honor of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The program is also meant to protest President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate pushing through a replacement for Ginsburg prior to this November’s election and subsequent inauguration in January. Ginsburg’s granddaughter told the BBC that the late justice’s most “fervent wish” was that she “not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

Fittingly, the virtual event will take place on October 12, the same day the Senate confirmation hearings for nominee Amy Coney Barrett are currently set to begin.

Other performers include Bikini Kill‘s Kathleen Hanna, Jon Batiste, Margo Price, Kesha, and Phoebe Bridgers. Additionally, the event will feature remarks from political figures including Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Stacey Abrams and Elizabeth Warren, actors Regina King and Rosario Dawson, and feminist icon Gloria Steinem.

To watch, you can RSVP now via RBG.live.

By Josh Johnson
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