Alyssa Milano was arrested Tuesday while demonstrating outside the White House. The 48-year-old defended the right to vote.
Videos showed Milano standing outside the White House.
“I was just arrested for asking the Biden administration and the Senate to use their mandate to protect voting rights”, Milano confirmed on his personal Twitter account.
She continued, “Be with me and @peoplefor and tell the Senate and the White House that voting rights shouldn’t depend on where you live. #DontMuteOurVote.”
The demonstration in which Milano participated was organized by People for the American Way.
In addition to the actress and liberal activist, 23 other protesters were arrested during the event, according to the organization.
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The group advocated for the right to vote before the Senate vote to advance the freedom to vote law. The legislation aims to reform voter registration and would make election day a national holiday.
Senate Republicans blocked a similar bill in June.
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The organization’s president, Ben Jealous, also posted a message on Twitter following his own arrest.
“We have returned to the White House to deliver a clear message to President Biden: we need action that matches the urgency of his words on voting rights – and time is running out,” he added. . he wrote.
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“The Freedom to Vote Act must be passed now if we are to protect voting rights in the next election for all of us: for black voters and brown voters, for women, for younger voters and older voters , voters with disabilities and workers from all walks of life. “
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