“We must become the change we want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
The life and music of Mike de la Rocha has always been rooted in social justice and a deep love for humanity. As such, Mike has always highlighted the work of key campaigns and groups working towards positively transforming our world.
From Amnesty International to Rock the Vote and The Sound Strike, Mike continues to be involved in supporting a number of transformative efforts through organizing benefit concerts, speaking at numerous conferences, juvenile detention facilities, and universities throughout America and around the world as well as utilizing his music and art to promote a number of charities and activist communities worldwide.
If you click on the following logos below you will be taken to more information about some of the key organizations that Mike de la Rocha supports and discover ways in which you can make a concrete difference in changing the world.
Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize winning organization with over 2.8 million members worldwide dedicated to preventing and ending human rights abuses, fighting for freedom of conscience and expression, and gaining fair trials for political prisoners throughout the world.
David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation was established in 2005 to fund the implementation of scientifically proven stress-reducing modalities including Transcendental Meditation, for at-risk populations such as underserved inner-city students; veterans with PTSD and their families; American Indians suffering from high suicide rates; homeless men striving to overcome addictions; and incarcerated juveniles and adults.
Music for Relief
Music for Relief is a grassroots effort comprised of musicians, music industry professionals and fans who believe that together we can create positive change. The mission of Music for Relief is to respond to natural disasters and help victims recover and rebuild with an emphasis on housing, education programs and resources.
Rock the Vote
Founded twenty years ago at the intersection of popular culture and politics, Rock the Vote’s mission is to engage and build political power for young people in America. Over the last two decades, Rock the Vote has registered more young people to vote than any other organization or campaign and is one of the best-informed places online where young people can find out what they need to know before casting a ballot.
The Sound Strike
In response to the passage of SB 1070, anti-immigrant legislation, artists around the world joined together to call for an international boycott of the state of Arizona. A growing number of U.S. cities, universities, professional associations, and civil rights organizations have all approved boycotts as part of an international strategy to defeat this unjust law. For artists of The Sound Strike, the boycott is the most effective form of non-compliance with a law that threatens the civil and human rights of everyday people living within the state.
Youth PROMISE Action
The Youth PROMISE Action Campaign seeks to ramp up the public momentum behind The Youth PROMISE Act, bipartisan legislation gives communities the support and funding needed to effectively address youth violence issues. By specifically focusing on violence prevention and intervention strategies, the bill ensures that the Federal Government funds programs that save lives and gives every young person the opportunity to meet his or her full potential.