The Lumineers to Donate Profits from Dallas Show to Planned Parenthood
(Photo Courtesy of Big Hassle Media)The indie folk band, The Lumineers are joining in the crusade for women's and human rights as they announce to donate all profits from the February 28th show in Dallas, Texas at the Verizon Theatre to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.
The band issued the following statement:
When we take the stage next week in Dallas, while efforts to “defund” Planned Parenthood in Texas are underway, we have decided to donate all profits from the show to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.
“When my wife was a teen and young adult, Planned Parenthood provided her not only with free/ affordable cancer screenings, contraceptives and annual checkups, but also with the education and tools to help make smart decisions regarding her health,” says The Lumineers lead singer Wesley Schultz. "The reality for her was that Planned Parenthood was her only real way to get legitimate and affordable healthcare. To read news stories about attempts to defund this same healthcare in Texas for so many women (and men) is disturbing and has moved us to act.”
The hostile policies passed in the state have left tens of thousands of Texans without access to cancer screenings, birth control, HIV tests and other preventive care. This is about denying people access to basic health care from the provider they know and trust, and has had devastating impacts on the community already.
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading reproductive healthcare provider and advocate and each year more than 120,000 Texans count on them for family planning and sexual healthcare. We are proud to support Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.
If you want to help and are able to, please send donations and get more info here: https://www.
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