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Kesha will perform at Planned Parenthood Federation gala

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Kesha will take the stage at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s 2016 National Conference, Power + Purpose: 100 Years Strong on Thursday night, the organization announced the same day.

“Kesha is a powerful voice for women everywhere,” said Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America in a statement. “Planned Parenthood is rooted in empowerment, equity and individual rights and freedoms, all things that Kesha has stood for throughout her career. As we celebrate 100 years of Planned Parenthood and look toward our future, we’re proud to have her join us in our fight.”

Past performers at the same event have included Mavis Staples and Salt-N-Pepa.

“I am proud to stand with Planned Parenthood,” said Kesha. “I have used the services of Planned Parenthood since I was a teenager. They have been there, explaining how to maintain my health and giving me compassionate care when topics were hard to address with parents and teachers. From birth control to Pap smears, they were the place I could go and ask for help privately and never had to pay a dime. They are the reason I could get health care before I could afford health insurance. They have been a silent angel for many women, myself included. I, for one, will forever stand with Planned Parenthood because they have always been there for me.”

Kesha has performed a handful of times in the past few months, most notably covering Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe” at the Billboard Music Awards and with Zedd at Coachella.

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