Tavis Smiley is a talk show host, political commentator and activist. His PBS Show Tavis Smiley covers a range of political issues and movements such as Black Lives Matter and Pro-Choice. In 1999 he founded The Tavis Smiley Foundation, which was created to empower develop leadership programs for youth.
Rep. Jackie Speier is U.S. Representative for California’s 14th congressional district. She is an avid supporter of the ERA, member of The Feminist Majority and tirelessly campaigns for the ratification deadline to be removed from the ERA.
Cynthia Nixon is an Emmy, Tony & Grammy winning actor most recognizable for her role in HBO’s Sex & The City. She is an outspoken feminist, pro-choice & LGBTQ+ activist. Nixon was a staunch advocate for the marriage equality movement who famously announced her engagement at an equality rally in New York in 2009 to now-wife Christine Marinoni.
Lynn Nottage is a Playwright who’s work deals with heavy hitting social issues. Pulitzer prize winning Ruined deals with issues of rape, sexual slavery and the plight of women in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. By The Way, Meet Vera Stark was an Off-Broadway play that chronicled the story of Vera Stark, an African-American maid who becomes a star Off-Broadway.
Rosie O’Donnell is a comedian, actress and television personality who rose to prominence in the mid 1980’s and went on to host The Rosie O’Donnell Show from 1996 – 2002. She came out soon before the show ended to bring attention to issues involving adoption for gay couples and has since gone on to become a foster and adoptive mother.
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