After marching on Washington with millions of other women around the globe, the singer-songwriter pledged to donate $1 for every retweet her post on Planned Parenthood received.
Last weekend, the Women?s March was all anyone was talking about. That, and the fact that Donald Trump officially became the 45th President of the United States. But the Women?s March, which existed to draw attention to causes such as health care reform, protection of the natural environment, LGBTQ rights, and racial equality, was the event that captured major media attention, as it officially became the largest protest in U.S. history.
Approximately 3.2 million people marched in cities around the world, and some noted celebrities including Ashely Judd, Madonna, and Halsey, also took part. In fact, singer-songwriter Halsey was inspired to do more than just raise awareness about the March on Twitter.
After partaking in the event, Halsey announced to her 4 million followers that she would donate $1 to Planned Parenthood for every retweet her post received – all the way up to $100,000.
It should come as no surprise that within her five-hour challenge, over 140,000 people retweeted the message she shared on the social media platform.?After the goal had been reached, she posted an update on Twitter:
— h (@halsey) January 21, 2017
Additionally, Halsey shared her feelings on the march from the previous day, and described it as a “peaceful and inspiring experience.?
In my last tweet I pledged to donate 1$ for every RT up to $100k to @PPact & you guys hit it! $100,000! Thank you for sharing and supporting
— h (@halsey) January 22, 2017
In addition to offering the controversial service of abortion, Planned Parenthood also gives women access to life-saving services such as mammogram screenings. Additionally, the institution makes birth control accessible to those who are unable (or do not want) to provide for children at this time.
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