48-year-old actress Alyssa Milano revealed that she was arrested on Tuesday during a protest with People For the American Way — an organization which she serves as a board member. The actress shared on Twitter that she was protesting with the group in front of the White House, calling on the Biden Administration for change.
In one clip posted on Twitter by League of Women Voters of the U.S., Milano is seen standing in a crowd with a microphone shouting, “Show me what democracy looks like!” as other attendees respond, “This is what democracy looks like!” Nearly two hours later, Milano shared an update on her social media platforms that she had been arrested during the event, writing: “I was just arrested for demanding the Biden Administration and the Senate to use their mandate to protect voting rights. Stand with me and @peoplefor and tell the Senate and White House that voting rights shouldn’t depend on where you live. #DontMuteOurVote”
According to People for the American Way, 24 other participants were also arrested. The protest took place ahead of the Senate vote on the Freedom to Vote Act. If passed, the bill would make voter registration easier, require states to enforce a 15-day minimum early voting window, and make Election Day a federal holiday.
Milano also announced on Twitter that she will be testifying in front of Congress on Thursday in support of the Equal Rights Amendment writing: “The lack of Constitutional protections for anyone who is not a cisgender man is a blemish on the very idea of Americanism.”
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