Free Britney movement calls for congressional hearing ahead of DC rally
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The Free Britney movement is headed to the nation's capital, with a rally planned Wednesday at the Lincoln Memorial.

Organizers tell ITK they're expecting a "fairly large turnout" at the demonstration in support of Britney Spears amid her conservatorship battle.

Last month, the 39-year-old "Toxic" singer ripped her 13-year conservatorship in bombshell remarks to a Los Angeles Superior Court judge. The performer called the conservatorship, put in place following her public mental health struggles and headed by her father, Jamie Spears, both "traumatizing" and "abusive."


"I don't feel like I can live a full life," the mother of two said.

The rally in Congress's backyard, according to the team behind it, is part of a fight "to bring this case to the federal level."

"Our mission is to organize congressional and senatorial legislators for a hearing to better evaluate and make changes to the issues surrounding conservatorship law," organizers said in a statement. "This is a bipartisan human rights issue, that is in desperate need of bipartisan attention."

Spears's case has put the spotlight on conservatorships for lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Citing Spears's comments in court, Democratic Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenIn Washington, the road almost never taken Senate poised to battle over Biden's pick of big bank critic Treasury says more rental aid is reaching tenants, preventing evictions MORE (Mass.) and Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyHouse passes bill to ensure abortion access in response to Texas law Democrats surprised, caught off guard by 'framework' deal Bipartisan senators to hold hearing on 'toxic conservatorships' amid Britney Spears controversy MORE (Pa.) called on Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraBipartisan senators to hold hearing on 'toxic conservatorships' amid Britney Spears controversy Bottom line Overnight Health Care — FDA panel backs boosters for some, but not all MORE and Attorney General Merrick GarlandMerrick GarlandHouse passes bill to ensure abortion access in response to Texas law Delta pushes for national 'no fly' list of unruly passengers after banning 1,600 from flights Democrats demand more action from feds on unruly airline passengers MORE to provide more data on the U.S. conservatorship system in a letter sent earlier this month.

In June, four Republican congressmen invited Spears to speak to Congress about her conservatorship, saying they were "deeply concerned" about her "battle."

A National Park Service spokesman didn't return ITK's request for comment about Wednesday's event on the National Mall.

The demonstration to be held by the Reflecting Pool, according to Free Britney America's executive directors, will feature speakers including the Center for Estate Administration Reform's Rick Black. "Join us in taking a stand," organizers said on a site promoting the gathering, "and effecting change in the probate court system."