Milano participated in the ‘No More Excuse: Voting Rights Now’ rally organized by People for the American Way ahead of the upcoming Senate vote.
Alyssa Milano was arrested on Tuesday while protesting outside the White House. The 48-year-old was advocating for the right to vote.
Video Milano standing outside the White House.
“I was arrested for demanding the Biden administration and the Senate use their mandate to protect voting rights,” Milano Confirmed on my personal Twitter account.
She continued: “Stand with me and @Peoplefor and tell the Senate and White House that voting rights should not depend on where you live. #DontMuteOurVote.”
The protest Milano participated in was organized by People for the American Way.
According to the organisation, apart from the actress and liberal activist, 23 other protesters were arrested at the event.
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A US Park Police officer warned protesters that laws prohibiting crowding or obstructing streets or sidewalks could result in arrests. according to the deadline.
The group was advocating for voting rights before the Senate vote to move forward with the Freedom of Voting Act. The law is set to improve voter registration and would make Election Day a national holiday.
Senate Republicans blocked a similar bill back in June.
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The organization’s president, Ben Jervous, also posted a message on Twitter following his arrest.
“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,” he has written.
“The Freedom of Voting Act has to be passed now if we are going to protect voting rights for all of us in the next election: for black voters and brown voters, for women, for younger voters and older voters, voters with disabilities. And for working people. Of all backgrounds.”