This is how you turn marching into action.
In January 2017, 22-year-old singer Halsey took serious action after the Women's March by donating $100,000 to Planned Parenthood.
And that wasn't an arbitrary donation amount.
Hours after participating in the Women's March on Washington, Halsey tweeted she would donate $1 to Planned Parenthood for every retweet her pledge to do so received.
<iframe width="100%" height="150" scrolling="no" class="rm-shortcode twitter-embed-822953264878653442" id="twitter-embed-822953264878653442" type="lazy-iframe" data-runner-src="/res/community/twitter_embed/?iframe_id=twitter-embed-822953264878653442&created_ts=1485042322.0&screen_name=halsey&text=in+the+next+5+hours+each+RT+%3D+%241+donation+by+me+to+%40PPact.+Please+read+%26amp%3B+share+on+why+PP+is+important+for+all+women%E2%80%A6+https%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FUutz1ECUok&id=822953264878653442&name=h" frameborder="0" data-rm-shortcode-id="TELP341559349773"></iframe><p>Her fans did not disappoint. Within five hours, her post had been retweeted over 100,000 times. She confirmed her pledge was real with this heartfelt tweet:</p><iframe width="100%" height="150" scrolling="no" class="rm-shortcode twitter-embed-823269311921827840" id="twitter-embed-823269311921827840" type="lazy-iframe" data-runner-src="/res/community/twitter_embed/?iframe_id=twitter-embed-823269311921827840&created_ts=1485117674.0&screen_name=halsey&text=In+my+last+tweet+I+pledged+to+donate+1%24+for+every+RT+up+to+%24100k+to+%40PPact+%26amp%3B+you+guys+hit+it%21+%24100%2C000%21+Thank+you+for+sharing+and+supporting&id=823269311921827840&name=h" frameborder="0" data-rm-shortcode-id="B9Y8T41559349773"></iframe><h2>Halsey is no stranger to standing up for women's rights. She often uses her public platforms to send out bold yet supportive feminist messages. </h2><iframe width="100%" height="150" scrolling="no" class="rm-shortcode twitter-embed-574632023186255873" id="twitter-embed-574632023186255873" type="lazy-iframe" data-runner-src="/res/community/twitter_embed/?iframe_id=twitter-embed-574632023186255873&created_ts=1425837925.0&screen_name=halsey&text=Today+is+International+Women%27s+Day%21+Protect+and+support%21+ALL+women.+%40UN_WOMEN+%23IWD2015+http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FBMIWMHx5eZ&id=574632023186255873&name=h" frameborder="0" data-rm-shortcode-id="5MS2P51559349773"></iframe><iframe width="100%" height="150" scrolling="no" class="rm-shortcode twitter-embed-424054322784391168" id="twitter-embed-424054322784391168" type="lazy-iframe" data-runner-src="/res/community/twitter_embed/?iframe_id=twitter-embed-424054322784391168&created_ts=1389937403.0&screen_name=halsey&text=Androgyny+is+fucking+cool+and+if+anyone+tries+telling+you+%22how+to+be+a+girl%22+punch+them+in+the+face.+There%27s+no+wrong+way+to+have+a+body.&id=424054322784391168&name=h" frameborder="0" data-rm-shortcode-id="ELRUCW1559349773"></iframe><iframe width="100%" height="150" scrolling="no" class="rm-shortcode twitter-embed-592914174772019200" id="twitter-embed-592914174772019200" type="lazy-iframe" data-runner-src="/res/community/twitter_embed/?iframe_id=twitter-embed-592914174772019200&created_ts=1430196729.0&screen_name=halsey&text=%40JackJackJohnson+cool+thing%3A+%22slutty%22+is+a+social+concept+and+pride+in+how+your+body+looks+does+not+translate+to+sexual+partners.+grow+up.&id=592914174772019200&name=h" frameborder="0" data-rm-shortcode-id="CBIX5T1559349773"></iframe><p>The singer has also been very public about <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/halsey-battles-endometriosis-instagram_us_5873c888e4b099cdb0fe8bcb" target="_blank">living with endometriosis</a> and having a <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/inside-halseys-troubled-past-chaotic-present-w431261" target="_blank">miscarriage</a>, so it's no surprise that reproductive health and rights are incredibly important to her. </p><p>In the wake of President Donald Trump reinstating the "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-global-gag-rule_us_58822355e4b070d8cad1f774?section=us_politics" target="_blank">Global Gag Rule</a>" and likely <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BPn-blljivW/" target="_blank">reinforcing the Hyde Amendment</a>, which bans federal insurance coverage of abortion care, there can't be enough of this public advocacy.</p><h2>Thankfully, Halsey is far from being the only celebrity standing up for Planned Parenthood. </h2><div><div data-card="instagram" data-reactroot=""><div><blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.0% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> </div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BMsQDEogixV/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">It's time to turn words into action❗️There are so many steps to take, but my first vow is to support organizations that may have their funding support taken from them in the future by the government. I am making a public donation to Planned Parenthood for the teenage me who made several visits to first a clinic in Santa Barbara and then Los Angeles, CA to educate myself on my sexual health, a subject I had little to no information on because of my sheltered upbringing. I had no idea how things worked down there, and had no idea how to make a plan for them. Planned Parenthood educated me on my body and my reproductive health, so that I could focus on my dreams and using my voice until I knew the timing was right for me to make a plan to have a family. Since then, I have been able to focus wholeheartedly on bringing messages of strength and becoming a voice for others. Without this education, I may have had a different life path. That is just my experience, but I know Planned Parenthood's broader range of services can sometimes be the only medical support low-income families ever see. I know what it's like to need help. I came from a lower- to middle-class family and never grew up with the option of health insurance. I remember having 13 cavities as a teenager, and the best option my parents could come up with was to try and take me to Mexico because we couldn't afford anything in California. I am grateful for and stand in support of Planned Parenthood for giving Katheryn Hudson the knowledge to plan, and for continuing to be a haven for women to learn all options for their future. Now, more than ever, we all need to protect and create safe places for each other. I hope I can help inspire you to make a gift as well, and become a member and an ally. Go to: https://www.plannedparenthood.org to show your support. #wewontgoback</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A photo posted by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on <time datetime="2016-11-12T01:19:47+00:00" style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;">Nov 11, 2016 at 5:19pm PST</time></p></div></blockquote></div></div></div><p>After Trump won the election with Mike Pence, who <a href="https://www.prochoiceamerica.org/2016/07/14/want-know-mike-pence-reproductive-freedom/" target="_blank">consistently voted against reproductive justice</a>, celebrities like Katy Perry, Amy Schumer, and Jamie King pledged large donations to Planned Parenthood in Pence's name. </p><p>By Dec. 27, 2016, the organization had received over 300,000 individual donations, 40 times their usual numbers. </p><p>Can everyone afford to give such sizable donations? Of course not, but advocacy like this creates a ripple effect that can end up making a huge difference. It's the first step in reclaiming control over our reproductive rights.</p>
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