Celebrities Plead With Congress to Stop Donald Trump
Watch Hollywood Stars Plead With Congress to "Save Us" From Trump's Impending Presidency
OUR FIRST VIDEO AS HUMANITY FOR PROGRESS--#StandUpForUS asks members of Congress to #OBSTRUCT Trump and remember the MAJORITY of Americans who did NOT vote for xenophobia, racism, and misogyny. This is Congress's first week in session-- Tweet and email this video to your elected officials. Find their contact info here: https://twitter.com/cspan/lists/members-of-congress/members The PSA stars Chris Burbank (Center for Policing Equity), Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black), Sally Field (Lincoln), Tavi Gevinson (Rookie Magazine), Yasmeen Hassan (Equality Now), Rabbi David Ingber, Zoe Kazan (Olive Kittredge), Keegan-Michael Key (Keanu), Naeem Khan (designer), Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Imam Khalid Latif (University Chaplain, NYU), Reverend Dr. Jacqui Lewis, Janet Mock (MSNBC), Rosie Perez (Search Party), Ai-jen Poo (National Domestic Workers Alliance), Bruce Ratner (New York city developer), Bishop Gene Robinson, Toure (author), and Jeffrey Wright (Westworld). Directed by Liz Garbus, who made our “It’s Not Okay” video, with a script by Liz and Laura Dawn, produced by Tanya Selvaratnam with Sarah Sophie Flicker, Mikaela Beardsley, and Laura Michalchyshyn. Edited by Eric Rockey.Posted by Humanity for Progress on Tuesday, January 3, 2017
The results of the 2016 presidential election left many citizens feeling devastated, including celebrities. With Donald Trump set to be sworn in as president on Jan. 20, several of Hollywood's biggest stars have teamed up with the organization Humanity For Progress to plead with Congress to ensure the country remains morally intact under Trump's presidency.
"Dear members of Congress, I'm mad, flabbergasted, furious, concerned for my children," begins a video PSA called Stand Up For Us. "The majority of Americans, regardless of who they voted for, did not vote for racism, for sexism, or for xenophobia," the stars declare while calling out the recent uptick in hate crimes against minorities following Trump's win.
"You are our last line of defense," says Janet Mock, host of MSNBC's So Popular!. "We won't remain silent, we'll work harder to mobilize our vote and our communities, but we need you!" Watch the full one-minute video plea to Congress that stars Sally Field (Lincoln), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld), Lea DeLaria (Orange Is the New Black), and Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), among others, above.