Sarah Paulson called for people to donate to the American Civil Liberties Union while accepting her Screen Actors Guild on Sunday (29 January).
‘I would like to make plea for everyone, if they can, any money they have to spare please donate to the ACLU to protect the rights and liberties of people across this country,’ she said during an awards ceremony where US President Donald Trump’s executive order barring refugees and some legal immigrants from entering the US was very much on the minds of attendees.
The ACLU filed a legal challenged this weekend and successfully blocked parts of the order. The group says it has raised over $10 million since Saturday morning and gotten over 150,000 new members.
Paulson won the SAG Award for her acclaimed performance as prosecutor Marcia Clark in The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story.
‘This really means a lot to me … I wanted to be an actress since I was in utero,’ she said.
Paulson had previously won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for the role of Clark and was accompanied to the awards ceremony in Los Angeles by the former prosector.
Paulson lauded Clark for her ‘strength, brilliance and perseverance.’