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Musician/activist Moby recently announced that he will donate all of the profits made from his upcoming concert tour in California to raise money for domestic violence relief. This decision comes just months after California cut all funding for their domestic violence program.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime and most of the those cases will go unreported. Moby hopes that his concerts will raise between $75,000 and $100,000 for those charities helping victims.

“In the grand scheme of things, it’s not a lot of money,” Moby told the Associated Press. “But it’s going to directly harm the women who benefit from these programs.”

Moby was discouraged to hear that California had cut their domestic violence program funding and recalled his own brush with domestic violence.

“My mother was in a long relationship with a guy who was very, very abusive and at one point I had to stop him from stabbing her to death,” said the singer. “The more I know about domestic abuse, I’m really grateful that it wasn’t worse.”

To find out more about Moby’s upcoming California shows visit Moby.com!

  • Earl Richards

    Schwarzenegger and the Republican state senators are bad news. It is the government’s duty to protect citizens and to ensure their well-being. Schwarzenegger and the Republican state senators are not doing this. The funding priority for battered women shelters (BWS) should be the same as for prisons, because human life is at risk. Prisons keep the criminals and the murderers in, and BWS’s keep the good people in, and the criminals and the murderers out. The Governor’s illegal budget cuts, with the backing of big oil (Chevron Corp. of San Ramon), are very dangerous for women and children, who are victims of domestic violence, and it is sub-human. During a recession, with its higher unemployment, government funding for BWS’s should be increased, not eliminated. Obviously, this budget picks-on the most vulnerable and it endangers children. If a battered wife is murdered in front of a closed-down BWS, then, Schwarzenegger, his oil industry tyrants and the Republican state senators should be charged with first-degree murder.

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  • don miguelo

    A little “be the change you wish to see in the world” coming thru there! Awesome Moby we need more people to think/feel/act as you do!

    And how much will Eminem be donating? (couldn’t resist)