Milano Attended the ‘No More Excuses: Voting Rights Now’ rally put on by People for the American Way ahead of the upcoming Senate vote.
Alyssa Milano was arrested on Tuesday while protesting outside of the White House. The 48 – year – old was advocating for voting rights.
‘I was just arrested for demanding the Biden Administration and the Senate to use their mandate to protect voting rights’, Milano confirmed on her personal Twitter account.
She continued: Stand with me and @peoplefor and tell the Senate and White House that voting rights shouldn’t depend on where you live. #DontMuteOurVote.’
In addition to the actress and liberal activist, 23 other protesters were arrested at the event, according to the organization.
A U.S. Park Police officer warned the protesters that they could be arrested due to laws prohibiting crowding or obstructing streets or sidewalks, according to Deadline.
The group was advocating for voting rights ahead of the Senate’s vote to move forward with the Freedom to Vote Act. The legislation is set to reform voter registration and would make election day a national holiday.
Senate Republicans had blocked a similar bill back in June.
The president of the organization, Ben Jealous, also posted a message to Twitter following his own 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 wrote.