Alyssa Milano was arrested on Tuesday throughout a voting rights protest on the White House.
In a tweet on Tuesday, the 48-year-old Charmed star mentioned she was “arrested for demanding the Biden Administration and the Senate to use their mandate to protect voting rights.”
I used to be simply arrested for demanding the Biden Administration and the Senate to make use of their mandate to guard voting rights. Stand with me and @peoplefor and inform the Senate and White House that voting rights shouldn’t rely upon the place you reside. #DontMuteOurVote
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 19, 2021
Milano was demonstrating with the group People for the American Way. The nonprofit was based by tv producer Norman Lear in 1980. The group’s president Ben Jealous was additionally arrested through the protest.
“We came back to the White House to deliver a clear message to President Biden: we need actions that match the urgency of his words on voting rights – and time is running out,” Jealous mentioned in a press release posted on Twitter. The Freedom to Vote Act has to go now if we’re going to shield voting rights within the subsequent election for all of us: for Black voters and Brown voters, for ladies, for youthful voters and older voters, voters with disabilities and dealing folks of all backgrounds. The president must step up, or voting rights will die on his watch.”
The progressive advocacy group says that it’s attempting to “battle right-wing extremism and construct a democratic society that implements the beliefs of freedom, equality, alternative and justice for all.”
The Senate is likely going to start voting on the Freedom to Vote Act on Wednesday. It aims to set minimum standards for voting access in all states, such as same-day voter registration, two weeks of early voting and Election Day to be established as a public holiday. It’s a scaled-down version of the For the People Act, which was blocked by Republicans in June. The Freedom to Vote Act will likely meet the same fate as Republicans threaten to filibuster it.