Lin-Manuel Miranda and his hit Broadway musical Hamilton is partnering with Prizeo on Ham4Choice, a fundraising campaign to support organizations that provide access to abortion and other reproductive health services.
“We are devastated by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to remove the right to abortion, a right since 1973,” the producer said in a statement. “In response, we are partnering with organizations that provide support, access, and travel costs to people seeking these services.”
Announced on Tuesday, the effort is part of the program’s larger Ham4Progress charity foundation, run by a collective Hamilton actors and staff. Launched in response to the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark 1973 decision Roe v. Wade in June, the show – which has its own constitutional affiliation – said the money raised through through Ham4Choice will support Abortion Support Network, ARC Southeast, Ciocia Basia, Actions Not Words, Planned Parenthood, Profamilias Puerto Rico, Brigid Alliance, National Network of Abortion Funds and the Tuscan Abortion Support Group.
“We are stronger when we work together,” continued the statement urging fans to advocate for reproductive access and reproductive choice. “We can protect people’s right to make decisions about their own bodies and lives.”
Ham4Choice asks fans to donate money – at least $10 – between August 9 and September 22, which will automatically enter for a chance to win a special prize Hamilton parcel. Grand prize winner and a guest will be brought HamiltonOpening night in Hamburg, Germany, where the musical will be performed in German with the first non-English translation.
While there, they will meet Miranda at an exclusive reception before the show and attend a celebration after the show before being flown out, along with tickets and hotel accommodation, where they will go to see it. and met actors in London and New York. Signed memorabilia will be given to winners to help celebrate the experience.
Each donation is a unique item, with no limit to the number of contributions, which can be made at Ham4Choice.com. The fundraiser is just the latest initiative of Ham4Progress, which focuses on highlighting social justice causes, serves as a gathering place for discussion and serves as a platform for social justice. progress and the organizations the group wants to support.
Miranda has worked with Prizeo before on similar efforts, including a 2017 fundraising campaign for Planned Parenthood that gave winners tickets to Broadway shows.