To be clear, Mrs. Lake, Tom Petty was enraged by any kind of injustice. No doubt he would have been outraged by his failed campaign for governor, which was filled with distortions, lies, smears, hate speech, and attempts to undermine our democracy. Using his music to promote yourself and your worthless cause is disgusting and antithetical to everything Tom and his music represent and mean to millions of people.
Tom sang “I Won’t Back Down” at the America: A Tribute to Heroes benefit concert for the victims of the 9/11 attack. Do not back down from hate, violence and the attack on our democracy. The opposite of what you represent. Using this song to promote his distorted values is not only illegal as described above, but an insult to Tom’s memory, his lyrics and music, and the tens of millions of fans who cherish his legacy.