September 18, 2015
Contact: Michael Briggs

Artists, Musicians and Cultural Leaders Unite for Sanders

NEW YORK – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign on Friday announced that over 125 major artists from all genres of music, comedy, acting, writing, and producing have all endorsed the Democratic Party presidential candidate.

The list includes 128 critically acclaimed men and women who want to see a more progressive America and are willing to work towards it. A small sampling of the names includes actors Will Ferrell and Mark Ruffalo, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, actor and musician Michael “Killer Mike” Render, Margaret Cho, and co-founder of Apple Computer, Steve Wozniak, just to name a few.

“As artists and citizens we believe it is time for government to once again represent the people and not just big money,” said writer and director Adam McKay, who with Ferrell, co-wrote and directed the films “Anchorman” and “Step Brothers.” “Bernie Sanders is the only candidate speaking against the wide spread legalized corruption that has handed our government to billionaires, large corporations and banks.”

Today’s massive endorsement list illustrates just how much the senator’s message is resonating with people all across the country—from New York City to Los Angeles and everywhere in between.

“Bernie Sanders is a public servant who places people ahead of profit,” said legendary guitarist Wayne Kramer. “He understands that, above all, leadership is necessary to move this country beyond its current retrogressive political condition.”

Many of the artists on the list have never endorsed a candidate before.

“Right now there is a shift of the generations. Honesty and being in touch with the common man and woman is key,” said rap artist and producer Lil B. “This is where Bernie Sanders comes to mind with his essence and truth.”

If you are and artist, musician or cultural leader and would like to get involved visit

Artists and Cultural Leaders for Bernie Sanders

We — the undersigned artists, musicians, and cultural leaders of America — are excited to endorse a new vision for our country.

It’s a vision that pushes for a progressive economic agenda.

It’s a vision that creates jobs, raises wages, protects the environment, and gets big money out of politics.

We endorse Bernie Sanders to become the 2016 Democratic Nominee for President of the United States of America.


Physician | Activist Patch Adams
Musician Brian Baker Minor Threat, Bad Religion
Musician Chris Ballew Presidents of the United States of America
Musician Lou Barlow Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh
Actor Justin Bartha
DJ Adrian Bartos Stretch Armstrong
Musician Bhi Bhiman
Musician Jello Biafra Dead Kennedys
Actor Stephen Bishop
Musician Elvin Bishop
Musician CJ Boyd
Composer | Musician Nicholas Britell
Actor Mehcad Brooks
Musician Jackson Browne
Musician Dan Campbell The Wonder Years
Musician Belinda Carlisle The Go-Go’s
Musician Tommy Castro
Musician Matthew Caws Nada Surf
Comedian | Author | Artist Margaret Cho
Activist | Entrepreneur Ben Cohen
Writer | Editor | Director Hank Corwin
Musician Marshall Crenshaw
Musician David Crosby
Musician Bob D’Amico The Fiery Furnaces, Sebadoh
Musician | Author John Densmore The Doors, Riders on the Storm
Actor | Producer Danny DeVito
Designer Aaron Draplin
Musician Greg Dulli Afghan Whigs
Musician | Actor Steve Earle
Musician Alex Ebert Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeroes
Artist Ron English
Musician Alejandro Escovedo
Artist Shepard Fairey
Actor | Comedian Will Ferrell
Musician Jonathan Fishman Phish
Musician Flea Red Hot Chili Peppers
Musician Andy Fleming Brother Trucker
Actor Ben Foster
Actor | Musician Jon Foster KaneHoller
Musician | Composer Bill Frisell
Actor Nicholas Gonzalez
Musician Mike Gordon Phish
Musician Billy Gould Faith No More
Radio Host Michael Halloran
Musician | Videographer Adam Harding Dumb Numbers
Musician | Writer Maureen Herman Babes in Toyland
Actor | Musician Brendan Hines
Musician | Producer Karl Hofstetter Joyful Noise Recordings
Writer | Producer David Holden
DJ | Musician Chris Holmes
Musician Cadien Lake James Twin Peaks “Band”
Musician | Music Producer | Author Brad Terrence "Scarface" Jordan Geto Boys
Producer | Manager | Consultant Mike Kappus
Writer | Producer Daniel Kellison
Musician Anthony Kiedis Red Hot Chili Peppers
Musician | Author Tim Kinsella Joan of Arc
Musician Nate Kinsella Joan of Arc, Birthmark
Musician Josh Klinghoffer Red Hot Chili Peppers
Actor | Comedian David Koechner
Music Publisher | Music Supervisor Margaret Saadi Kramer
Musician | Composer Wayne Kramer MC5
Actress | Musician Zoë Kravitz
Actor | Musician Donovan Leitch
Actress | Musician Juliette Lewis
Musician Jason Loewenstein The Fiery Furnaces, Sebadoh
Actor Justin Long
Musician Jesse Malin
Sports Commentator | Musician | Actor Sal Masekela
Actor Holt McCallany
Rapper | Producer | Speaker Brandon Christopher “Lil B" McCartney
DJ Trevor McFedries Skeet Skeet
Writer | Director Adam McKay
Author | Historian Dennis McNally
Musician | Producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Actor Breckin Meyer
Actor Ezra Miller
Photographer | Author Susana Millman
Actor Donald Warren “DW” Moffett
Musician Thurston Moore Sonic Youth
Musician Charlie Musselwhite
Musician Graham Nash
Musician Meshell Ndegeocello
Musician Will Noon Fun.
Comedian | Writer | Actor Patton Oswalt
Musician Raul Pacheco Ozomatli
Musician Holly Palmer
Screenwriter | Producer | Director Oren Peli
Actor | Producer Jeremy Piven
Director Shira Piven
Musician Joel Rafael
Musician | Activist Bonnie Raitt
Actress | Musician Nikki Reed
Comedian | Actor | Musician John C. Reilly
Musician | Actor Michael “Killer Mike” Render
Blues Legend Duke Robillard
Actor | Director | Producer Mark Ruffalo
Actor Jonathan Sadowski
Investor | Writer Guy Saperstein
Educator Jeanine Saperstein
Musician Gabe Saporta Cobra Starship
Actress Susan Sarandon
Musician | Composer Chris Schlarb
Musician | Producer Walter Schreifels
DJ Zach Sciacca Z-Trip
Actor Reid Scott
Author | Critic Joel Selvin
Musician Chris Shiflett Foo Fighters
Musician Eve Sicular Isle Of Klezbos
Musician | Composer Corky Siegel
Comedian | Actress | Writer Sarah Silverman
Writer | Historian Sylvie Simmons
Musician Chad Smith Red Hot Chili Peppers
Musician Jill Sobule
Musician | Producer Sam Sparro
Screenwriter | Comedian Andrew Steele
Musician Serj Tankian System of a Down
Musician Jeff Tweedy Wilco
Musician Loudon Wainwright III
Musician Mike Watt The Stooges, Minutemen
Musician Chelsea Tyler KaneHoller
Musician Dusty Watson The Sonics
Actor George Wendt
Philosopher | Academic Dr. Cornel West
Actor Wil Wheaton
Musician Lucinda Williams
Comedian | Writer Lizz Winstead
Musician Yoni Wolf Why?
Inventor Steve Wozniak
Musician | Composer Hans Zimmer