Alyssa Milano, Common, and Other Celebrities Are Staging State of the Union Protests
With President Trump set to give his first State of the Union address Tuesday in Washington DC, a group of celebs are staging a counter event, happening Monday in New York City.
The People’s State of the Union will take place at Manhattan’s Town Hall, being live streamed for free on the MoveOn.org Facebook page starting at 8 pm EST. The event will feature celebs like Whoopie Goldberg, Mark Ruffalo, Rosie Perez, and Michael Moore, with musical performances from Rufus Wainwright, Common, and Andra Day, who will perform their Oscar-nominated song from Marshall, “Stand for Something.”
While those in the east work to create change with their alternate SOTU, over on the west coast, actress and activist Alyssa Milano is championing the State of the Dream project, which asks people to help share their dreams for the American future, immigration, and human rights.
“On Tuesday night (6 pm PST/9 pm EST), Donald Trump will deliver his SOTU address,” the call-out reads. “#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 and the State of the Dream project have asked that people create short digital videos where they describe their dreams for the future and upload them with the hashtag #StateOfTheDream. The plan is for participants to upload their videos at the start of the SOTU address, simultaneously blasting the hashtag across social media to promote the values that make America great.
If you’re near NYC before Monday night’s People’s State of the Union, you can still try and get into the People’s State of the Union event by heading over to Ticketmaster. Otherwise, you can tune in online.
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