Alyssa Milano was apprehended near the White House.
Following a protest outside the White House on Tuesday, actress Alyssa Milano was arrested.
The former Charmed actress took to Twitter to say that she was arrested “for demanding” that President Joe Biden and Senate leaders “use their mandate to protect voting rights,” and she asked her fans and followers to “stand” with her on the issue, alongside People for the American Way, a group founded by Norman Lear over four decades ago that has been advocating for the end of the filibuster.
Milano ended her post by urging people to “tell the Senate and White House that voting rights shouldn’t be based on where you live.” Ben Jealous, the current president of People for the American Way, was also arrested.
“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 said in a statement shared on Twitter. “The Freedom to Vote Act has to pass now if we are going to protect voting rights in the next election for all of us: for Black voters and Brown voters, for women, for younger voters and older voters, voters with disabilities and working people – and time is running out.”
I was recently arrested for demanding that the Biden Administration and the Senate use their authority to protect voting rights.
Join me and @peoplefor to tell the Senate and White House that your right to vote should not be based on where you live.
Don’tMuteOurVote is a trending hashtag on Twitter.
Milano has had previous run-ins with the law in Washington, as she has regularly participated in protests and demonstrations over the years.
Milano attended the Brett Kavanaugh hearings in 2018, and she was reportedly stopped from filming at one point.
Milano could be seen sitting behind Kavanaugh with her phone out, according to photos shared by the Daily Mail at the time, and a security guard could be seen leaning in to tell her that this was not permitted.
While non-flash photography was permitted during the hearing, only pre-approved members of the press were permitted to film it.
Milano’s video footage, however, made its way online after she shared it on Twitter.
Milano stated before the hearing…
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Alyssa Milano Arrested Outside the White House
I was just arrested for demanding the Biden Administration and the Senate to use their mandate to protect voting rights. Stand with me and @peoplefor and tell the Senate and White House that voting rights shouldn’t depend on where you live. #DontMuteOurVote
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 19, 2021