On March 8, 2017 – International Women’s Day – Pearl Jam released a limited edition t-shirt designed by bassist Jeff Ament. 100% of t-shirt proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, an organization that directly provides a variety of reproductive health services and sexual education.
“We’ve been wanting to do something to help since we heard about the defunding and closure of some of the more isolated clinics, like El Paso and Midland, that has resulted in women having to drive hundreds of miles for reproductive care,” explains Ament. “Planned Parenthood is being threatened with massive cuts and it’s more important than ever to show our support for one of our favorite organizations.”
The goal is to help ensure equal health care for everyone, especially in states where clinics have been (or might be) defunded.
Born in Reggio Emilia in 1980. He created pearljamonline.it in 2001 and wrote the first edition of “Pearl Jam Evolution” in 2009 along with his wife Daria. He is collaborating with barracudastyle.com, hvsr.net and rockol.it, he has collaborated with Rolling Stone and Il Fatto Quotidiano. He continues relentlessly to try to find “beautiful melodies that say terrible things”.
Favorite song: Present Tense
Favorite album: No Code
Favorite bands/artists other than PJ: Tom Waits, Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, Fontaines D.C., IDLES, Mark Lanegan, Cat Power