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Inauguration Day 'Love-A-Thon' To Raise Money For Earthjustice, Others

The three-hour Facebook Live event, which hopes to raise $500,000 for Earthjustice, Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union, will air during the inauguration


A three-hour live event on Facebook designed as counterprogramming for the inauguration of Donald Trump will raise money for three groups to help them defend civil liberties. Stand Up For Love: A Love-A-Thon will air on Facebook Live from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m eastern.

Organizers hope the modern telethon -- which will feature celebrities like Judd Apatow, Jane Fonda, Jamie Lee Curtis, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Guest, Tim Robbins, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, Rashida Jones, Josh Gad, Melissa Rauch, Mayim Bialik and Joshua Malina, among others -- will raise at least $500,000 for the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood and Earthjustice.
The telethon will be hosted in New York City and will feature comedic skits, musical acts and celebrity emcees. Some celebrities will appear in pre-recorded segments. Stand Up For Love was the brainchild of Alex Godin, a 23-year-old tech entrepreneur.

In honor of this event, Earthjustice released the following statement from its President, Trip Van Noppen:

"We are honored to be featured in the Love-a-Thon, especially alongside amazing organizations like the ACLU of Southern California and Planned Parenthood.

"Since the election, we at Earthjustice have witnessed a tremendous outpouring of love and support from people eager to take a stand for critical causes that promote the health of our families and communities and the fundamental right to clean air and clean water for everyone.

"We are glad the Love-a-thon has adapted the traditional telethon format so people will get a window into how organizations like Earthjustice fight for progress, and how they, too, can join the fight."

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.