America Ferrera to take leadership role in anti-Trump march
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Actress America Ferrera is reportedly taking on a leadership role at the Women’s March on Washington, heading up a committee for the event, which is scheduled for the day after President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL freezes policy barring players from protesting during anthem McConnell spokesman on Putin visit: 'There is no invitation from Congress' Petition urges University of Virginia not to hire Marc Short MORE’s inauguration.
 
The 32-year-old “Superstore” and former “Ugly Betty” star — who stumped for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonProminent Putin critic: If Trump turns me over, I'm dead Dems unveil slate of measures to ratchet up pressure on Russia Trump tweets old video of Clinton talking up 'a strong Russia' MORE at the Democratic National Convention and on the presidential campaign trail last year — will chair the artists’ committee for the march, according to BuzzFeed.
 
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The Golden Globe-winning actress has been an outspoken critic of Trump, writing in a 2015 open letter to the real estate mogul, “You, Mr. Trump, are living in an outdated fantasy of a bigoted America.”
 
The position with the Women’s March is “something she’s arranged on her own,” Ferrera’s representative told BuzzFeed.
 
The Jan. 21 Women’s March is expected to be among the biggest demonstrations related to Trump’s inauguration. A website for the event says its mission is to “send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights.”