In a bold move, many big name celebrities have signed on to be a part of a revolutionary telethon. The “Love-a-thon” is being broadcast by Facebook Live as counter-programming to Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20th.
The participants know perfectly well what they’re doing – and are entirely unapologetic. On their website, Love-a-thon asks people to “STAND UP FOR LOVE,” and adds:
‘This Inauguration Day join us for a three hour Facebook Live broadcast with music, entertainment, and stories about causes that matter. It’s time to take a stand.
The site asks people to RSVP and prompts:
“Will you be on the right side of history?”
It then continues to explain why the Love-a-thon is so important, detailing that all funds raised from people viewing the program will benefit programs and services which will be in desperate need of funding thanks to the Trump presidency.
Naturally, the causes that will benefit are those which support civil rights, mitigating climate change, and protecting women’s reproductive rights. To date, Planned Parenthood, Earthjustice and the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU) are confirmed causes.
“The next four years will be among the most important in our country’s history. Let’s kick them off the right way.”
Twitter has already exploded in response to the news.
— CNN (@CNN) January 4, 2017
While some are hailing the telethon as a much-needed alternative, they are being largely overshadowed by the rage a never-ending slew of Trump supporters:
— gailtalk (@gailtalk) January 5, 2017
— Joe Roybal (@JoeRoybal4) January 5, 2017
Celebs to Host Progressive ‘Love-a-Thon’ During Inauguration https://t.co/8BiVVy3POO HANOI JANE WILL BE 1 OF THESE MORONS
— SgtMaj-USMC (@retireleo) January 5, 2017
The broadcast is being filmed from an undisclosed New York City venue, and will be 3 hours of continuous comedy and musical acts.
Jane Fonda, Jamie Lee Curtis and her husband Christopher Guest, Judd Apatow, Patricia Arquette, and Tim Robbins are some of the celebrities who have committed to attend.
WATCH: Sources tell CNN Donald Trump’s transition team is having a hard time booking talent for his inauguration.
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