meryl streep
by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, People, Video.

Want to keep your lady parts safe? Meryl Streep will tell you how to safeguard your privates from the menacing minds of politicians.

The Oscar winning actress is the voice of Draw the Line, a new campaign that asks the public to sign something called the Reproductive Bill of Rights. The purpose? According to the website, to tell the “U.S. Congress and the President that they must guarantee and protect reproductive rights as fundamental human rights and stop the attacks by politicians who want to take those rights away.”

In a new video for the initiative, Streep says, “Every day the opponents of our fundamental reproductive rights are passing laws designed to take those rights away. They are shutting down doctors and clinics across the nation. They are making it nearly impossible for millions of women to get the essential health care they need.” By gaining signatures for the Reproductive Bill of Rights, the petition hopes to show politicians that women (and men) are serious about protecting women’s bodies and their choices.

Meryl Streep isn’t the only voice of reason. Kevin BaconKyra Sedgwick, Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler, Sandra Bernhard, Lisa Kudrow and Billy Crudup also signed, and they think you should too.

Confused about how to sign? Let the experts show you how it’s done.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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