This compilation of Kate Bush covers is a fundraising tool for reproductive rights organizations, low cost abortion clinics, and other pro-choice advocates.
HOW THE FUNDRAISER WORKS:
1. Bush League organizes the compilation and makes the postcards that contain download codes.
2. Obsolete Media Objects (C.J.'s label) pays for the postcards and the publishing rights for the songs.
3. Bush League GIVES postcards to reproductive rights organizations (listed below), free of charge. Buying the album from them directly ensures that 100% of your money goes to that organization.
4. Online sales through this website will be used to cover printing and publishing costs. Any surplus will be donated to The National Network of Abortion Funds.
released February 4, 2014
We are still in the process of reaching out to reproductive rights organizations around the US. Here are just a few that will be using this compilation to raise funds:
Kentucky Support Network in Louisville, KY
Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project in Richmond, VA
WV FREE in Charleston, WV
Texas Equal Access Fund in Dallas, TX
The Body is Not An Apology in Oakland, CA
NARAL in Durham, NC
Georgia Reproductive Justice Access Network in Atlanta, GA
Planned Parenthood Keystone in York, PA
New York Abortion Access Fund
This project is organized by Bush League, and has no affiliation with Kate Bush other than deep admiration. The Bush League consists of:
C.J. Boyd (musical curator, general overseer) firstname.lastname@example.org
Molly McDermott (fundraising liaison), email@example.com
Daena Lower (press liaison) firstname.lastname@example.org
The postcard and online graphics were designed by Bush League, with contributions from Erica Rudy, Drew Binkley, and James Templeton.
Special thanks to Drew Binkley at Grand Palace in Nashville, TN for his generous help in printing the postcards.
Thanks also to Andrew Weathers in Oakland, CA, who mastered the compilation free of charge and contributed a lovely cover included thereon.
This project was initially inspired by Bentley and the women of Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project's "Team Kate Bush", as well as Amanda who works with Pre-term clinic in Cleveland, OH. Both Bentley and Amanda are staples in their local independent music communities, as well as their local reproductive rights communities. And it was the elegant way in which each of these women bridge those communities that first brought the idea of this compilation into existence. Love, gratitude, and respect.