A number of Hollywood stars — together with Amy SchumerAmy Beth SchumerThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Pelosi says impeachment articles coming ‘soon’ as pressure builds Democrats battle for Hollywood’s cash Mo’Nique sues Netflix for discrimination MORE, Rosie O’Donnell, Daryl Hannah, Chelsea Handler and Julianne Moore — are calling on executives at main movie studios to cease placing cash into the campaigns of political candidates who take funds from the Nationwide Rifle Affiliation (NRA).
In an open letter launched Thursday forward of the Feb. 9 Academy Awards and signed by a number of leisure business execs, the group says it is “involved concerning the epidemic of gun violence sweeping our nation.”
The message, shared by the gun reform group Weapons Down America and first reported by Selection, urges studios to finish contributions to candidates who “take cash from the NRA and vote towards gun reform.”
In keeping with the letter, since 2016, the political motion committees of studios behind this 12 months’s “greatest image” Oscars contenders donated $four.2 million to “NRA-backed lawmakers.”
“These lawmakers’ opposition to gun reform is actually placing our audiences at risk and we’re urging you to think about a politician’s place on gun reform when political contributions sooner or later,” the letter reads.
The message, additionally signed by actors together with Alan Cumming, John Fugelsang and Alyssa Milano, in addition to “Will and Grace’s” Eric McCormack, “The Politician’s” Ben Platt and “Insecure’s” Issa Rae, amongst others, says film studios ought to use their “political clout and leverage in Congress to actively foyer for gun reform.”
Lots of the letter’s signers have been vocal gun reform voices. “Nonetheless Alice” actress Moore said last year that the nation is going through a “nationwide emergency” and a “public well being disaster” with regards to gun violence.
Schumer was in the audience at the White House in 2016 when then-President Obama introduced new government actions on weapons. Earlier that 12 months, a gunman killed three viewers members throughout a screening of Schumer’s film “Trainwreck” at a Louisiana theater.
Within the letter posted Thursday, the entertainers name out lawmakers for failing “to move reforms that elevate the usual for gun possession in America,” saying, because of this, “our business has a duty to behave.”