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Some familiar faces are urging people to speak out and contact their senators to protect access to health care and Planned Parenthood in a new video posted by the organization.
The video, which was released by Lena Dunham’s online newsletter, Lenny Letter, and news brand NowThis, features a mashup of more than 25 actors, comedians, media personalities and activists who stand with the organization and against President Donald Trump’s proposed health care bill.
Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence and Brie Larson, feminist and activist Gloria Steinem, Jon Hamm, Rogue One star Riz Ahmed, Judd Apatow, Dunham, Elisabeth Moss and Oscar-winning screenwriter Spike Jonze all appear in the video, alongside Parks and Recreation alums Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza and Retta, among many others.
The recently released Senate version of the American Health Care Act includes a provision that bars individuals from going to Planned Parenthood for preventive care. In the video, the stars run through contact information and a script to use to call senators to ask them to vote no on attempts to defund Planned Parenthood and “make your voice heard.”
“We are so grateful to have the support of so many artists, many of whom have themselves relied on Planned Parenthood for health care and who understand the importance of speaking out,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, in a statement.
She added: “This support is especially important right now as the Senate is jamming through a bill that would block millions of women from getting birth control and cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood. Now is the time to speak out. One in five women in this country rely on Planned Parenthood for care. They will not stay silent as politicians vote to take away their care and their rights.”
Watch the video below.
Calling your representative to support Planned Parenthood is easy — watch these celebs show you how
Posted by NowThis Her on Thursday, June 22, 2017
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