David Haerle’s Music Video “Women Make the World Go ‘Round” Features Portraits Honoring a Diversity of Women in the Continuing Fight For Equal Rights

David Haerle’s Music Video “Women Make the World Go ‘Round” Features Portraits Honoring a Diversity of Women in the Continuing Fight For Equal Rights

📅01 May 2017, 00:27

For Immediate Release                                           May 1, 2017


Singer-Songwriter David Haerle’s Music Video “Women Make the World Go ‘Round”

Features Portraits Honoring a Diversity of Women

In the Continuing Fight For Equal Rights

Protests for Protections Continue As Thousands Participate

In the People’s Climate March, The Artist Speaks Out On Environmental Issues


photographer: Melinda Kelley

LOS ANGELES – It’s been 100 days since the inauguration of the new presidential administration and nearly as many days since the worldwide Women’s March, and the sentiment of singer/songwriter/activist David Haerle’s ode-to-women “Women Make the World Go ‘Round” couldn’t be more poignant.


“Women Make the World Go ‘Round” is an anthem that celebrates women’s strength, diversity, and spirit. The song not only gives shout-outs to women who were influential in Haerle’s personal life, such as his mother and teachers, but to iconic women in history as well. He sings: “Mothers, daughters, sisters, lovers, women we have wed / Oh Maya, Rosa, Susan B. and others who have led.”


The video for the song, directed by Red Phosphorous and featuring Haerle’s Fred Harvey band mate, Bess Harrison, on vocals, was shot at the Women’s March and features stirring portraits of women of all races, backgrounds, and ethnicities.


In the past 100 days, the current administration has threatened to take away some important elements of women’s health care whether it’s through a repeal or major amendment of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a., Obamacare) or defunding Planned Parenthood, which helps provide preventative health care to many people, including lower-income women and families.


“A repeal of the Affordable Care Act would be a terrible negative for everyone, but especially women,” explains Haerle. “For women, the ACA demands pregnancy and maternity to be covered under the 10 essential health benefit categories. This is a much-needed benefit. If women were to lose that, the health of their pregnancy and babies could be at risk.”


Likewise, Haerle adds, “Planned Parenthood is at risk of being defunded, which would be a major blow to many of the most needy recipients of Planned Parenthood’s care and services, which goes far beyond offering abortions. They offer cervical and breast cancer screenings, STD screenings, and other preventative and general women’s health care services.”


Along with Haerle’s desire to stand up for and support women’s rights, the artist is troubled by other talked-about plans of the administration, such as a lessening or weakening of important government regulation, i.e., environmental regulation, financial regulation, and consumer protections. In these first 100 days, the administration has already moved to roll back protections from dirty energy, proposed to slash the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget, and would like to rescind protections to some of our national monuments.


All of this has fueled environmental activism, such as the massive People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C., and various cities around the country, on Saturday, April 29. “If you have ever been to the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, or any of our National Parks, you might experience this thought like I do: Thank goodness these areas of natural beauty were protected by we the people through our government, and not allowed to be commercially developed,” he says.


“As individuals,” continues Haerle, “I think it’s more important than ever to try to do what we can and try to do our part. Things such as participating in rallies like the Women’s March and People’s Climate March, and other marches on the horizon. Sharing our views, including with elected officials, and voting for and supporting political candidates who have positions which support and protect civil rights, the environment, and other issues that are important to you. To stay rooted in the issues that are affecting people’s lives.”


Meanwhile, Haerle is putting the finishing touches on his debut full-length album, Garden of Edendale, due on Edendale Records later this year.


The single “Women Make The World Go ‘Round” by David Haerle with Bess Harrison is available at: iTunes  Apple Music  Spotify  Amazon Napster









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