Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano, who was once a popular and successful television star, has spent several of her past years as a radically progressive activist, which her fans apparently love.
According to the Daily Caller, Milano looks as if she scored even more street cred with her liberal fan base as she was arrested Tuesday for taking part in a voting rights demonstration outside of the White House.
The protesters were there to demand that President Joe Biden and the Senate protect and pass the Freedom to Vote Act — a progressive voting bill that would radically alter voting laws across the country and give Democrats a clear advantage in virtually all elections moving forward.
Among other Democrat-championed moves, the bill would essentially nix voter ID laws, and expand mail-in voting. It would also transfer state and local election control to the federal government to some degree.
“I was just arrested”
Milano told her massive social media following that she was arrested for “demanding the Biden Administration and the Senate to use their mandate to protect voting rights,” as she wrote in her dramatic Twitter post.
But in reality, Milano was arrested for obstructing a street and pathway even after being repeatedly warned by local law enforcement.
— People For the American Way (@peoplefor) October 19, 2021
“Stand with me and @peoplefor and tell the Senate and White House that voting rights shouldn’t depend on where you live,” Milano added in her tweet.
The real motive
Norman Lear’s group, People for the American Way, led the protest in an effort to convince the president and the Senate Democrats to end the Republican filibuster in order to pave the way for the federal voting rights bill to pass.
It doesn’t take a political science degree to understand that because Democrats are expected to be humiliated in the 2022 midterms, they’re pulling out all of the stops with the hopes of gaining some kind of edge, which the Freedom to Vote Act would certainly provide.
“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,” said Ben Jealous, People for the American Way’s president.
It’s doubtful that the protest will result in Milano’s desired change, but it’s still a massive win for her, as it was a golden opportunity for a social media PR stunt to grow her brand, plain and simple.