For liberal entertainment icon and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, progressive activism is a family operation. Now, he and his parents have coordinated a sweepstakes to raise money for Planned Parenthood.
During the 2016 election season, Miranda made no secret of his avid support for Hillary Clinton, LGBT rights and abortion access. But these passions certainly run in the family. Lin’s father, Luis, has helped manage senate campaigns for Clinton, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. His mother, Luz Towns-Miranda, is a psychologist and Planned Parenthood board member. Thus, it was no surprise when she waxed eloquent about the abortion provider in a December 22 personal essay about women’s rights for Vogue magazine.
After opening with the story of a high school classmate who disappeared from school after an unintended pregnancy, Towns-Miranda enthused: “Planned Parenthood was then, and is now, a beacon of hope, and a safe place.” She even went so far as to call it “one of the country’s most trusted organizations.”