Lin-Manuel Miranda teaming up with Pearl Jam for Georgia Senate fundraiser
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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Pearl Jam are teaming up for a fundraiser aimed at mobilizing Latinos ahead of the Senate runoff elections in Georgia.

The "Hamilton" creator and the famed rock band will discuss their activism and "why they use their microphones for change" during the Dec. 16 virtual event.

Proceeds from fundraiser, being hosted on the virtual venue Looped, will benefit the Latino Victory Project, the Latino Community Fund of Georgia and the Hispanic Federation, according to organizers.


The meeting of the musical minds comes amid increased focus on the Jan. 5 runoffs, as Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerDraft Georgia congressional lines target McBath, shore up Bourdeaux Warnock picks up major abortion rights group's endorsement in reelection bid Trump endorses Hershel Walker for Georgia Senate seat MORE (R-Ga.) faces off against Democratic challenger the Rev. Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockDemocrats at odds with Manchin over child tax credit provision GOP's embrace of Trump's false claims creates new perils Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event MORE and Sen. David PerdueDavid PerdueDraft Georgia congressional lines target McBath, shore up Bourdeaux Trump stokes GOP tensions in Georgia GOP sees Biden crises as boon for midterm recruitment MORE (R-Ga.) takes on Democrat Jon OssoffJon OssoffGOP's embrace of Trump's false claims creates new perils Herschel Walker raises .7 million since start of Senate campaign Former Georgia Senate candidate says the seeds of the 'big lie' were sown 'many years' before Nov. 2020 MORE. The elections will determine the balance of power in the upper chamber.

"Georgia came through for America and now it's time for America to come through for Georgia,” Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam's lead singer, said in a statement. President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenWhite House: Window for finalizing sweeping budget package 'closing' Jayapal says tuition-free community college 'probably won't' be in spending plan Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Bannon in contempt MORE became the first Democratic White House hopeful in nearly three decades to carry the Peach State in last month's presidential election.

“I’ve long admired Pearl Jam’s music and commitment to advocacy — and their music has made an impact on me since I was a teenager,” Miranda said.

“I haven’t met them yet, but have wanted to for a long time. We thought it would be fun to meet in front of our fans, while raising awareness and resources to make sure we get out the vote for the Georgia runoff election," the Broadway star said.

Tickets for the livestreamed fundraiser, hosted by Georgia-born comedian Wayne Brady, are available with a minimum $10 donation.