Some people never learn.

A group of “celebrities” has just released a video calling on Congress to obstruct Trump nominees and anything he does that violates their values.

The Hill reports, Celebs call on Congress to ‘Stand Up’ to Trump:

A slew of high-profile stars — including Sally Field, former “The View” co-host Rosie Perez, “Westworld’s” Jeffrey Wright, Keegan-Michael Key, and “Boardwalk Empire” actor Steve Buscemi — are calling on Congress to “vigorously oppose” any of President-elect Donald Trump’s “racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, anti-worker, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, anti-environmental policies.”

“We demand that you block nominees who threaten the rights of women, the LGBT community, people of color, immigrants, and the poor,” Key and Field say in the video released Tuesday, the same day the 115th Congress is poised to be sworn in.

The message — which asks supporters to sign a petition to be sent to members of Congress — was created by the social media campaign Humanity for Progress, formerly known as the pro-Hillary Clinton group, Humanity for Hillary.

#StandUpForUS from Art Not War on Vimeo.

I’m not sure “high profile” is how I would describe them. Most of them, like Sally Field and Toure, are pretty washed-up, and the others are not exactly household names. Here’s the list from the Vimeo page:

1. Ai-jen Poo
2. Bishop Gene Robinson
3. Bruce Ratner
4. Chris Burbank
5. Imam Khalid Latif
6. Jeffrey Wright
7. Reverend Dr. Jacqui Lewis
8. Janet Mock
9. Keegan-Michael Key
10. Lea DeLaria
11. Naeem Khan
12. Rabbi David Ingber
13. Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum
14. Rosie Perez
15. Sally Field
16. Steve Buscemi
17. Tavi Gevinson
18. Toure
19. Yasmeen Hassan
20. Zoe Kazan

That the video directs people to a petition is not surprising. Much of what passes for leftist activism these days is simply a mechanism for groups like to gather names for their mailing lists.

The “Stand Up For Us” theme has been used in produced videos before.


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