The nice thing about being a celebrity is that it takes relatively little effort to effect change. Whereas a retweet or imploring Facebook post issued by one of us “normals” will have little to no impact on anyone, a celebrity throwing his or her name behind a cause has real influence and reach.
So it’s no surprise that Planned Parenthood thought it might be a good strategy to produce a video chock-full of your favorite celebrities to tell you (yes, YOU!) to call your senators and ask them not to defund Planned Parenthood!
Lena Dunham, Jenny Slate, Jon Hamm, and Jennifer Lawrence are just a few of the big name stars participating in the call to action.
The video was created in response to the Republicans’ impending healthcare bill, which aims to take away Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood. To fully understand how devastating this would be, consider that half of Planned Parenthood’s patients rely on Medicaid to meet their healthcare costs.
You can watch the full video below if you’re looking for celebrity guidance regarding what you can do to make a difference:
Becky Scott is the editor of The Schmooze. Follow her on Twitter at @arr_scott