Katy Perry and hundreds of other music stars join Planned Parenthood’s voting initiative

Karu F. Daniels, New York Daily News
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Pop singer Katy Perry is among the more than 200 musicians who have lent their voices to Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s “We Need Every Voice” campaign to help galvanize the presidential election on Nov. 3.

Other artists who’ve signed on for the advertisement campaign include Andre 3000, Pink, Haim, Andra Day, Beastie Boys, Billie Eilish, Kacey Musgraves, Foo Fighters, Mandy Moore, Halsey, Phoebe Bridgers, Lil Dicky, G-Eazy, The B-52s, Norah Jones, Nine Inch Nails, Maggie Rogers, Questlove, Paulina Rubio and The Chicks.

All artists' names will appear in full-page newspaper ads in the Arizona Republic, Detroit Free Press, Tampa Bay Times, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Austin American Statesman and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – influential publications in six key battleground states.

According to Planned Parenthood, the campaign aims to encourage people to vote, emphasizing the importance of having your voice heard in light of Monday’s confirmation of new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

“This election – more than any other – will determine our health, rights, and our future,” the non-profit reproductive health organization said in statement, noting the speedy confirmation “puts our health and freedoms, including our right to safe and legal abortion and access to affordable health care, at extreme risk.”

“The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has only further laid bare how crucially we need leaders who will fight for our rights and expand people’s access to health care, and make decisions that reflect the will of the people they serve,” the statement continued “Approximately 77% of Americans do not want Roe v. Wade to be overturned. Voting shapes our lives and has lasting effects. United, our voices have power and can change the direction of this country.”


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