I want a beer. #Sober4PP Day 7.
August 06, 2017
BENEFITING: Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Hi. Kelsey, self-proclaimed Beer-y Godmother here and I'm going sober for an entire month.
Why, right smack in the heartland of the United States of America would I want to do that? Because Congress wants to defund Planned Parenthood so I'm going to DeFUN my life and give every penny I'd spend on beer, wine, liquor (yes that event means tequila) to the organization that provides critical services like cancer screenings, birth control, and safe, legal abortion; deliver reliable, accurate health information; and fight to ensure all people can access quality, affordable health care, no matter what. The fate of necessary and essential healthcare service is at the mercy of a room full of dudes with ink pens.
#Sober4PP isn't about doing something I want to do to get what I want. It's not about inspiration. It's not about a catch phrase on a scenic backdrop. It's about doing something I definitely don't want to do to work towards something I won't live without.
So I'm doing something I don't want to do for an entire 31 days in a row to fight for and fortify the organization that has provided me as well as the men and women of my various communities with necessary healthcare services. By day I work for a brewery (yes, sales...) and by night I'm a stand-up comedian. Every aspect of my professional and many aspects of my personal life are engrained in the consumption of alcohol so I'm giving it up to give back to something I need, require and depend on; Planned Parenthood.
"Girls just want to have fun ....ding for Planned Parenthood." -Reena Calm
"We've faced an unprecedented onslaught of attacks over the past year, and we need your help to stand strong. Your gift will help us protect women's health and rights, and ensure that millions of people who rely on Planned Parenthood can continue to access the critical care they need." -Planned Parenthood
Why 5 G's? Because that's $161.29 a day for 31 days and I have 2,354 friends on Facebook. 5,000 divided by 2,354 is 2.12 -- If each of my friends gave up just uno cervesa during the month of August and gave that money to Planned Parenthood instead, voila, Planned Parenthood has $5,000.
(Also, five-thousand United Sates Dollars is 5 IUDs.)