On this blog I've historically been more inclined to post updates regarding Meryl's filming schedule, awards buzz, project rumors and past successes. I tend to pass on much of the humanitarian work she does. Not that it's not incredibly admirable stuff, it's just that the impetus for my thoughts on her lean toward what I see onscreen. But part of my enjoyment of her lies in the fact that she demonstrates such a fantastic social awareness. No doubt it's part of what can make one a good actor. Seeing people, trying to understand what it would be like to be someone else. I can remember Joe (who btw returns from a two week trip in Morocco tomorrow!) once telling me that this is what being liberal is. I don't presume to know the ins and outs of Meryl's political views, but I think it's safe to say that she's a very progressive-thinking woman.
With a major election just four weeks away, Meryl has filmed a PSA for The Center for Reproductive Rights. As a progressive liberal myself, I think it's a good message to pass along. So head to the website and sign the bill. Oh, and if you're in Minnesota, vote "No" and "No."