It appears a number of Hollywood stars are planning to boycott President Trump’s State of the Union address and get others to as well. Former Actrees turned Anti-Trump/Me Too Activists Alyssa Milano will launch a digital counter program to President Trump’s upcoming State of the Union address.
Milano’s “State of the Dream” digital initiative is soliciting and will present brief (60 seconds max) videos from Americans describing their dreams for the country. The videos will be posted on Twitter and other social media simultaneously at 6pm PST/9pm EST, just as Trump begins his address.
“#StateOfTheDream will highlight what truly makes America great: that we come from many places, races and creeds, and together work for a more perfect union,” Milano writes in an instruction sheet the actress tweeted this morning. “Our digital #StateOfTheDream address will support our dreamers and immigrants, call for a DREAM Act, lean into the Senate, fundraiser for United We Dream, and express our vision for a more inclusive, progressive America.”
Milano, who helped popularize Tarana Burke’s #MeToo movement, writes that everyone is welcome to post a video, but she especially encourages anyone seeking political office to participate. After the initial video blast, contributors can continue “the unifying
Milano, who helped popularize Tarana Burke’s #MeToo movement, writes that everyone is welcome to post a video, but she especially encourages anyone seeking political office to participate. After the initial video blast, contributors can continue “the unifying tweetstorm” by posting with the #StateOfTheDream hashtag.
The actress says a toolkit will be released prior to January 30.
Milano’s project will follow by a day the People’s State of the Union live-stream event at New York City’s Town Hall, a gathering of progressive organizations (MoveOn.org, We Stand United, Stand Up America, People For The American Way, among others) and celebrities including Mark Ruffalo, Whoopi Goldberg, John Leguizamo, Andra Day and Common, Michael Moore, Wanda Sykes, Zoe Kravitz, Cynthia Nixon, Kathy Najimy, Fisher Stevens and Rosie Perez.
Set for Monday at 8 pm ET, the event is self-described as “a hopeful, public alternative to Trump’s State of the Union,” and will outline a plan of action for the coming year focusing on voter rights, voter registration, and voter turnout.
Do you think that protesting the State of the Union address is “too much?” How far is too far for liberal, whiney crybabies to go before things become even worse than they are? And why is Hollywood, a group of people whose sole job is to entertain us, so worried about politics?