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Sasheer Zamata, as Olivia Pope during a Saturday Night Live ‘Scandal’ skit.

*Actress and Comedian Sasheer Zamata, known for her breakout role on the cast of Saturday Night Live, will be partnering with the American Civil Liberties Union to support women’s rights as a celebrity ambassador. She recently received a promotion to repertory player for SNL’s 41st season, her third season with the show.

The ACLU Women’s Rights Project was co-founded in 1972 by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who called women’s rights “an essential part of the overall human rights agenda.

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Studies have shown that there is plenty of work to do in regards to women’s equality in the U.S. today.  Only a few legal protections exist for pregnant workers and new mothers, putting families in danger of economic imbalance, though women are the primary bread winners in 4 out of 10 families with children.

“We are thrilled to name Sasheer Zamata as our newest celebrity ambassador,” says Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union. “She is the perfect voice for the next generation, and especially for those looking to effect real and lasting change on women’s rights issues.”

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