Credit: YouTube
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Christina Aguilera steps up with a song to benefit the families of Orlando victims

In the wake of the Orlando nightclub attack, it’s heartening to see people all over the country coming together to do something for the families and loved ones of the victims.  Here’s what Christina Aguilera has contributed to the cause: A new song called “Change.”

The singer’s comments from her website:
The horrific tragedy that occurred in Orlando continues to weigh heavily on my mind. I am sending so much love and so many prayers to the victims and their families. Like so many, I want to help be part of the change this world needs to make it a beautiful inclusive place where humanity can love each other freely and passionately.

We live in a time of diversity, in a time of endless possibilities, in a time where expression of oneself is something to be celebrated. And I am left wondering how people filled with so much love could be taken by so much hate.

Though there is such heavy sadness I believe that there is much more love in the world than we know. We need to learn to love again, we need to learn that one person does make a difference; we need to keep love in our hearts. As Nelson Mandela once said, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

We all have the choice to spread love, encourage individuality and make a difference to others – we are all in this together, as one, united in love.

Sending all my love, thoughts and prayers,

xo Xtina

And she pledges to donate all the profits from track’s iTunes downloads to the National Compassion Fund, for the victims and families of the Pulse shooting in Orlando.

Watch the video here or at her website.

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