ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Earthjustice To Have Facebook Live "Love-A-Thon" To Counter Inauguration

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Jan 17, 2017 5:00 PM
ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Earthjustice To Have Facebook Live "Love-A-Thon" To Counter Inauguration

The ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and environmentalist group Earthjustice have partnered to put on Facebook Live's first-ever tel-a-thon as counter-programming to Friday's presidential inauguration. Dubbed the "Love-a-thon," the event will be held from 12:30 p.m. ET until 3:30 p.m. ET and will feature a variety of celebrities, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jane Fonda, and Judd Apatow.

A press release for the Love-a-thon said that the fundraising efforts are necessary as the next four years will bring "significant challenges" to these organizations.

“Each of these organizations helps our most marginalized communities and protects our democratic norms and civil liberties every day through their work. Over the next four years, they will also each face significant challenges to their existence. The Love-a-thon efforts will bring many people together to help in those fights."

Welp. I'll award points for creativity.

For what it's worth, donations to Planned Parenthood have skyrocketed