7” Vinyl Series Features Contributions from Björk, Common, Foo Fighters, John Legend, Margaret Atwood, Nico Muhly, Shepard Fairey & More
Zach Galifianakis, St. Vincent and John Legend Show Their Love for Planned Parenthood In Exclusive Video Short Directed By Trent O'Donnell And Edited By Kevin Krupitzer
LOS ANGELES, CA- Members of the creative community announced 7-inches for Planned Parenthood, a curated series of 7-inch vinyl records and digital downloads to benefit Planned Parenthood. The project comprises contributions from acclaimed creative minds who stand with Planned Parenthood and its patients (see below for a full list of participants). 7-inches for Planned Parenthood will be released in batches digitally in the coming weeks, and will be made available for pre-order in its entirety as a vinyl box set. Each single will include a unique piece of artwork accompanying two sides of unique music, comedy or spoken word, many of which are given to Planned Parenthood, which provides reproductive health care to 2.5 million women, men, and young people each year.
The creative collective behind 7-inches for Planned Parenthood states:
Lawmakers with extreme views are working hard to shut down Planned Parenthood. If they succeed, millions of Americans will lose access to basic health services, including STD testing and treatment, birth control, and life-saving cancer screenings.
7-inches for Planned Parenthood is a response to this threat. This curated series of 7-inch vinyl records is being made by a group of people who believe that access to health care is a public good that should be fiercely protected. Do we know there’s a joke in the name? We do. We hope the title evokes the rich history of 7-inch vinyl records as a medium for protest music and resistance.
Planned Parenthood will receive 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this 7-inch box set and streaming listens. We see this initiative as the start of something bigger, and hope it will inspire both contributors and listeners to continue to seek out ways to stand with Planned Parenthood and other institutions that are so vital to us all.
In addition to supporting 7-inches for Planned Parenthood, people can also visit IStandWithPP.org to find ways to get involved locally, contact their Senator and urge them to stand with Planned Parenthood, show their support for Planned Parenthood on social media using the hashtag #IStandWithPP, and share how Planned Parenthood has helped you.
“We’re incredibly grateful to have the support of so many artists and entertainers, many of them who have themselves relied on us for health care,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “Planned Parenthood has been around for 100 years, and one in five women in America have turned to us for care. Planned Parenthood has stood defiantly in the face of opposition for a century, and we’re not backing down now. ”
Contributors to 7-inches for Planned Parenthood include:
Chvrches (with film clip directed by Kristen Stewart)
Dr. Willie Parker
Mary J Blige
Sharon Van Etten
Hisham Akira Bharoocha
More About 7- inches for Planned Parenthood
The 7-inches Collective is a group of music industry professionals working in collaboration with Planned Parenthood Federation of America to bring forth 7-inches for Planned Parenthood. All artists have donated their work to this project, and an advisory committee of individuals and organizations have contributed their time and effort to bring 7-inches for Planned Parenthood to life.
More About Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With approximately 650 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.
For more information or artists inquiries contact:
Dana Erickson | Grandstand Media | [email protected]
Kate Jackson | Grandstand Media | [email protected]
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Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation's largest provider of sex education. With approximately 700 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.
April 10, 2017