Patagonia and Live Nation Entertainment have announced that they will bail out all employees arrested while peacefully protesting the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Patagonia told workers Friday that the company will post bail for all full-time and part-time workers who “peacefully protest for reproductive justice.”
Workers will also be offered protest training, “resources to make informed choices at the ballot box” and time off to vote, the company said in a statement. Patagonia has long been active in various social and environmental causes and encourages its workers to get involved as well.
Additionally, the company has joined a growing list of companies offering to help defray the expenses of women forced to travel out of state for abortions. Patagonia will pay travel, accommodation and food costs for staff as part of its healthcare plans.
It is the responsibility of companies to provide staff with “the dignity of access to reproductive health care,” Patagonia said in a statement on LinkedIn.
This means “supporting employee choices about whether or when they have a child,” the company said. “It means giving parents the resources they need to work and raise their children.”
The Live Nation concert promoter said in an Instagram and Twitter post titled “We Stand With Women” that it “supports community activism” and “will cover bail costs for employees arrested for peacefully protesting.”
The company also covers travel costs for female workers who need to “access women’s health services outside of their home country.”
Additionally, Live Nation joins artists in a campaign for abortion rights, voter registration and voter turnout. It matches a $500,000 pledge from Lizzo to Planned Parenthood as part of the fight for abortion rights.
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