Lizzo and Live Nation collab on Planned Parenthood Support
Lizzo announced her donation to Planned Parenthood during BET Awards. Coincidentally, she received the fearless award. But the artist mentioned the fear of current times.
I’m pledging $500k from my upcoming tour to Planned Parenthood and Abortion Rights. Live Nation agreed to match— to make it 1 MILLION dollars.
The most important thing is action & loud voices. @plannedparenthood @abortionfunds & organizations like them— will need funding to continue offering services to people who are most harmed by this ban
Black women & women of color have historically had disproportionately less access to family planning resources— this is a great loss but not a new one.
Go to lizzolovesyou.com to donate, sign the Bans Off My Body petition and sign up to volunteer.
Live Nation also shared details on abortion travel care for their workers.
“We Stand With Women” Friday, Live Nation said it supports community activism and will cover bail expenses for employees arrested for protesting peacefully.
The concert promoter is also partnering with artists, including matching a $500,000 donation by rapper Lizzo to Planned Parenthood and abortion rights. It’s working on initiatives to support voter registration and turnout, according to the post.
The two join a growing list of U.S. corporations that have committed to cover expenses for workers who live in states with restricted access to abortion care. Patagonia said it’s the responsibility of businesses to offer staff “the dignity of access to reproductive health care.”
“It means supporting employees’ choices around if or when they have a child,” the company said. “It means giving parents the resources they need to work and raise children.”
Additionally, Lizzo shared a post of a protester holding up a sign with her lyrics to “About Damn Time”.
“In a minute Imma need me a governmental man or woman to restore rights.”