Saturday, March 4, 2017

Best Coast Rallies The Troops - Planned Parenthood Benefit Show at The El Rey - March 4th

After President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence squarely put Planned Parenthood in their cross hairs it was inevitable that Bethany Cosentino from Best Coast would be doing something about it. On social media Bethany has not been shy in commenting on a host of social / political matters and fighting the good fight.

She has rallied the musical troops and put together a benefit with all proceeds going to Planned Parenthood. The show is aptly and cleverly named "Don't Sit Down - A Benefit Standing With Planned Parenthood.

Raising money is a good thing but raising awareness is a great thing and both will be done in heavy doses during a killer show featuring the likes of GroupLove, Lovely Bad Things, The Side Eyes, Muna, Nina and Louise of Veruca Salt, Wavves DJ Set, Lili Hayes DJ Set, Jimmy Tamborello DJ Set and a special appearance by Liz Phair.

Stand up indeed. Of all the progressive programs that are under assault under the new administration, Planned Parenthood may be the one that can and needs to survive. As Cecile Richards who has headed the organization for the last decade points out (in a recent Rolling Stone article) there are many people who voted for Trump who disagree with any de-funding of Planned Parenthood. This is not a left versus right argument. This is a what's right and what's wrong argument.

Rock on Bethany and thanks for fighting the good fight.
Robb Donker

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