'Orphan Black' star to advocate for sexual assault survivors in DC
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Emmy Award-winning “Orphan Black” actress Tatiana Maslany is premiering a new Funny or Die PSA about sexual assault and teaming up with lawmakers to push for a survivors’ “bill of rights” in every state.

The Canadian Maslany, who plays a group of human clones on the BBC America series, will be on hand in Washington on Wednesday, along with California Reps. Mimi Walters (R) and Zoe Lofgren (D), for a premiere party that's open to the public, ITK has exclusively learned. The free event supports the work of Rise, an advocacy organization for sexual assault survivors.


The group helped push through legislation, signed by former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBudowsky: Biden or Beto: Where's the beef? Super Tuesday bonanza raises stakes for Dems Whatever happened to nuclear abolition? MORE last October, that ensures sexual assault survivors in federal criminal cases have access to forensic evidence collection kits.

“Many sexual assault crimes are adjudicated at the state level, thus the importance of passing the legislation in each state,” Rise said in a statement about the federal legislation.

Funny or Die, which is premiering the public service announcement starring Maslany, is also one of the hosts of the free event, to be held at its D.C. office. The PSA ridicules the “absurd legal labyrinth sexual assault survivors are forced to navigate across the country.”