04 May Ed Asner Issues Political Call to Arms Joins in Support of Free and Equal Elections
Ed Asner, the legendary actor who was once black-listed and former President of the Screen Actors Guild met with Free & Equal President Christina Tobin last week searching for solutions to the concerns he has about America’s future. They sat down for an on camera interview where Mr. Asner urged the public to elect and occupy those in positions of authority.
“Its shameful…is corrupt,” said Asner, in discussing the current electoral process. “It would be nice to see the masses of people somehow coalesce…to not necessarily agree on a candidate, but to agree on abolishment of the non-democratic processes of voting in this country.”
Mr. Asner and Tobin strategized when he attended the second annual United We Stand Fest at Belasco Theater, LA last year. They will be moderating a panel atFreedomFest on “Voter Access, Voting Fraud, and Gerrymandering: Can Democracy Work?” with Richard Winger, John Fund, Alicia Dearn and Frank Atwood.
Tobin, recently profiled in The Cambrian, lauded the iconic activist/actor.
“Ed Asner is a cultural and political hero for those whose voices continue to get squashed by the two-party political system that disenfranchises voters – his call to action in support of grassroots Democracy was empowering.”