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Patagonia, Live Nation promise to sponsor workers caught in peaceful abortion protests

Both Patagonia and Live Nation Entertainment have announced that they will release any employees who have been arrested while peacefully protesting against the Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade.

Patagonia told workers on Friday the company would bail out any full-time and part-time workers who were “peacefully protesting for reproductive justice”.

Workers will also be offered protest training, “resources to make informed choices at the ballot box,” and time to vote, the company stressed in a statement. Patagonia has long been active in various social and environmental issues, encouraging its workers to get involved as well.

It is the responsibility of businesses to provide staff with “the dignity of access to reproductive health care,” Patagonia said in a statement on LinkedIn.

That means “supporting employees’ choices about whether or when they have a child,” the company said. “It means giving parents the resources they need to work and raise children.”

Concert promoter Live Nation said in an Instagram and Twitter post titled “We Stand With Women” that it “supports community activism,” and will “cover bail costs for employees who have been arrested for protesting peacefully.”

In addition, Live Nation is collaborating with artists in an effort for abortion rights, voter registration and voter turnout. This is in line with a $ 500,000 donation pledge by Lizzo to Planned Parenthood amid the fight for abortion rights.

More about the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling:

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