Alyssa Milano campaigning for Andrew Gillum - Florida Politics

Alyssa Milano campaigning for Andrew Gillum

Actress and activist Alyssa Milano, a day after capturing press attention at Brett Kananaugh‘s confirmation hearings, will campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum in Florida.

The “Charmed” star will speak at a grassroots rally in Hollywood (the one in Florida), where she plans to discuss women’s healthcare and highlight Gillum’s plans to expand healthcare access in the Sunshine State. She will speak at Hollywood Vine at 4 p.m.

On Twitter, Milano said she’d spend the day volunteering for Gillum’s campaign.

The actress in recent years embraced a political role in feminist politics, particularly as part of the #MeToo movement.

While Milano didn’t coin the phrase, the moniker of the movement largely got popularized thanks to Milano tweeting the two words in October 2017, just as the Harvey Weinstein scandal consumed the film industry.

More recently, Milano could be seen in attendance at the Supreme Court confirmation proceedings in Washington, D.C.

She attended testimony by associate justice nominee Kavanaugh and by Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of assaulting her at a party while both were in high school.

“I wasn’t there with any political agenda,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “I was there to support a survivor of sexual assault.”

Milano attended the hearings as a guest of California Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

The Gillum campaign says Milano will also touch on the make-up of the Florida Supreme Court today. Three state justices must retire in January, and outgoing Gov. Rick Scott remains engaged in ongoing litigation with the League of Women Voters and Common Cause over who should appoint replacements.

The actress currently stars in Insatiable, a new comedy on Netflix.

But she’s also increasingly active in Democratic politics. According to Open Secrets, the actress this election cycle donated money to Democrats around the country running for Congress, including Harley Rouda, Brianna Westbrook, Conor Lamb and Jon Ossoff, who ran unsuccessfully last year in a Georgia special election.

She’s also supported Ayanna Pressley, who this month upset incumbent Massachusetts congressman Michael Capuano in a Democratic primary.

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at jacobogles@hotmail.com.

10 Comments

  1. I was thinking of voting for him, but with you standing with him I be changed my mind. You are beyond words to describe . Please go away and never come back!!

  2. Great job young lady… way from St. Louis, Mo. Keep pushing your agenda for women all across this wicked world. Folks don’t get it until it’s someone you truly love..#metoo

    1. Lissa? So, you do NOT advocate innocent until proven guilty? So, you do NOT advocate due process? So, YOU do NOT advocate preponderance of evidence?

      Lissa? Essentially, YOU advocate politicizing a movement that is intended to be a supportive advocacy for sexual assaults victims?

      Lissa? WHY would YOU take a movement that is supposed to support ALL victims and survivors, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs and political affiliation all turn it into a political weapon? Help me understand HOW that benefits ANYONE?

  3. GOP– more dangerous to our democracy than ISIS and in the US now . Amazingly reactionary at every stage. The most ignorant and deplorable party since the know nothings

    1. the king… You pretty much provided an excellent example of the anti GOP amazingly reactionary at every stage mentality group.. Curious: How come all you people can post is HATE messages? Never any examples. Never any facts. Never any sources to their claims. But, you certainly have a lot of HATE in your comments..

  4. Please Florida don’t vote for a socialist and please be smart enough not to listen to this pathetic liar so called movie star. These people could care less about you. They want your money used for their agenda. They sure want spend their own money.

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