Following Donald Trump’s presidential victory, Katy Perry has called for action.
This weekend, the 32-year-old singer made a public donation of $10,000 to Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit organization the president-elect vowed to defund during the election race. Perry shared the news in an Instagram post, which included heartfelt message about the importance of Planned Parenthood, as well as other sexual and reproductive health groups.
“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,” she wrote. “[…] 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.”
Perry, who was one of Hillary Clinton’s most prominent celebrity supporters, went on to praise Planned Parenthood for not only being a “haven for women,” but for also providing a range of health services to low-income families.
Just a day after Trump was announced as the president-elect, rapper/producer El-P announced he would also make a large donation to Planned Parenthood.
If you feel moved to follow Perry and El-P's lead, you can donate to Planned Parenthood here.