Alyssa Milano Was Arrested At the White House for Protesting For Voting Access

@Alyssa_Milano via Twitter

On Tuesday October, 19, 2021, actress Alyssa Milano was protesting outside the White House in Washington D.C. The actress was one of 23 people who were arrested. She announced her arrest on Twitter, and she seems to feel it was worth it.

Milano was advocating for the Freedom to Vote Act which was voted on and rejected by the Senate the following day.

In a statement, Milano quoted late Representative John Lewis. She explained, “John Lewis told us, ‘The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.’ States across the country are trying to take it away from so many people in a cynical power grab. We can’t let them.” She continued, “We need federal law right now to protect voting rights for all Americans, no matter which state they happen to live in. It’s a cause that’s worth getting arrested for.”

Among the group of people that were arrested was Ben Jealous, the president of People for the American Way. His arrest was also announced on Twitter.

 

People on Twitter seem to have mixed feelings about Milano’s stance on the Freedom to Vote Act. Some support her.

Others think she’s out of touch.

Does it surprise you that Milano was arrested? Do you think it’s currently harder to vote in some areas of the country than in other areas of the country?