Kerry Washington is asking her Twitter followers to help the fight for their rights and the rights of all Americans by donating to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in honor of her 40th birthday.
The ACLU is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization whose mission is to “defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States”
The "Scandal" star's charity effort comes just days after the ACLU made major strides against Trump's immigration ban, by winning a court order filed against him on Saturday, ultimately gaining the attention and support of many celebrities.
The actress was also featured in Sunday's SAG Awards where she urged fellow celebrities not to be silenced by anyone.
"A lot of people are saying right now that actors should keep our mouths shut when it comes to politics," Washington said. "But the truth is, no matter what, actors are activists, because we embody the humanity and worth of all people."A woman of her word, Kerry is making sure she contributes to the fight by celebrating her birthday in the most helpful way.
As soon as she posted the tweet, donations have been flooding in and Washington was happy to share each of the gifts on Twitter: