The Fab Five Pro-Choice Emmy Nominees
As you may know, Hollywood is all about the Emmy nominations. Well, there's a pro-choice twist. Ashley Judd, Connie Britton, Carol Leifer, Martha Plimpton, AND Ed Harris have all been nominated for Emmy Awards.
We love each of these actors, and writer, for being outspoken pro-choice advocates and working closely with us over the years.
The fab Carol Leifer most recently emceed our 2012 Power of Choice event in Los Angeles. Carol is nominated for an Emmy as part of the writing team for this year's Oscars.
BOTH Connie Britton and Ashley Judd were nominated in the category of outstanding lead actress in a television movie or miniseries.
Connie Britton snagged a nomination for "American Horror Story."
You may know Connie from "Friday Night Lights," for which she earned our Champion of Choice Award in 2011. She also spoke out against the extreme anti-choice agenda at the Rally for Women's Health in Washington, D.C. in 2011.
Ashley Judd is nominated for her role on "Missing." Ashley emceed the event marking our 40th anniversary in 2009. You can watch her on our YouTube channel supporting the right to choose.
Martha Plimpton is nominated for her guest appearance on CBS' "The Good Wife." She is outspoken on women's health, and co-founded the women's rights advocacy organization "A is For."
Ed Harris was nominated for his role as John McCain in HBO's "Game Change."
Ed spoke at our 2011 Power of Choice event in San Diego. Ed is married to Emmy- and Oscar- nominated actress Amy Madigan, who is a former NARAL Pro-Choice America board member.
Together, they've been the dynamic duo for choice, most recently speaking out at the 2011 Rally for Women's Health in D.C.
We couldn't be happier for these awesome ladies, and gentleman, who steal the spotlight as champions for choice. Best of luck. We'll be rooting for you.