Actress and comedian Sasheer Zamata (“Saturday Night Live”) has joined the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as a celebrity ambassador in support of women’s rights – a role that calls on Zamata to, in part, promote the ACLU’s work in confronting gender inequality and structural discrimination against women in employment, education, healthcare, housing, and criminal justice, through advocacy and public education.
Zamata is featured in “Sasheer Zamata Says Women’s Rights ‘Still a BFD!” – a new ACLU video that puts the spotlight on gender inequality and privilege. Watch it in full below.
“It’s so wonderful that women continue to break down barriers and change societal expectations, but women still suffer discrimination for their gender, class and race,” says Zamata. “I am honored to continue the fight for equal economic opportunities, the right to choose, and an end to gender-based violence by serving as an ACLU Celebrity Ambassador.”
The ACLU Women’s Rights Project was co-founded in 1972 by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who called women’s rights “an essential part of the overall human rights agenda.”
“We are thrilled to name Sasheer Zamata as our newest celebrity ambassador,” says Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union. “She is the perfect voice for the next generation, and especially for those looking to effect real and lasting change on women’s rights issues.”
Zamata (now in her 3rd year on “SNL” as a regular) joins Harry Belafonte, Michael K. Williams, Lewis Black, Marlee Matlin, and others, to amplify the ACLU’s work on priority civil liberties issues, including mass incarceration, voting rights, disability rights, and LGBT equality.
Read more about the ACLU Ambassador Project at: https://www.aclu.org/feature/aclu-ambassador-project.
And m ore information about the ACLU’s women’s rights work is available at: https://www.aclu.org/issues/womens-rights.
Below, watch the video “Sasheer Zamata Says Women’s Rights ‘Still a BFD!'”