Actress Alyssa Milano may be famous for her roles in popular TV hits, like “Charmed” and “Who’s the Boss,” but, lately, she’s turned set her sights on a different type of role — the one of an activist.
“I have always tried to use my platform to educate, empower and give people the tools to make a difference in the world,” Milano said in a 2017 interview.
This month, the star will bring that platform to Houston to campaign on behalf of Democrat Laura Moser, who records show is competing against six other Democrats in the March 6 primaries.
Moser is reportedly challenging Republican U.S. Rep. John Culberson for his Congressional seat representing the 7th District, which includes west Houston.
According to a profile in the Houston Chronicle, Moser is a writer and activist who founded an app called Daily Action, which allows users to support liberal policies.
Despite his incumbent status and several terms in Congress, Culberson’s seat is considered vulnerable in the upcoming midterms, according to political analysts; election results showed members of his district cast more votes for Hillary Clinton than for President Donald Trump in the 2016 general Presidential election.
Coming to town ready to work, Ms. Milano is set to arrive in Houston on February 24 to work with volunteers, participate block walks through west Houston neighborhoods, as well as lead a rally.
But this won’t be her first time bringing people to action, known for her work campaigning on behalf of Democrats in the past, as Milano is also credited as one of the catalysts for the growing #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, assault and abuses of power.
On October 15, 2017, Milano sent out a Tweet encouraging women to Tweet “Me Too” if they, like she said she did, suffered as a victim of sexually harassment or assault.
Thereafter, the hashtag spread internationally, shedding light on the issues women face every day.
Rare Houston applauds any party’s efforts to exercise their political rights and participate in our nation’s democratic process.