Golden Globes 2018: Stars take activists as dates on red carpet

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Time's Up organizers Meryl Streep, Amy Poehler and Michelle Williams, who attended with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, all wore black on the carpet.

"For me, it's about unity".

As The Blast reported, some of Hollywood's biggest female stars will walk the red carpet with women by their sides.

In keeping with the spirit of the empowering Time's Up movement, eight actresses will take female activists as their plus-ones to the Golden Globes Sunday night.




Meryl Streep walked the red carpet with Ai-Jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which works for "the respect, recognition, and includion in labor protections for domestic workers". She added, "We're saying enough is enough".

The special plus-ones afforded the women an opportunity to keep questions on the carpet about issues. "We all deserve workplaces where we're safe and our work is valued and we can live and work with dignity - that's the future", Poo said. Poehler is with Sary Jayaraman, who advocates for restaurant workers; Dern is taking Mónica Ramírez, a Latina empowerment activism who focuses on sexual violence against farmworkers. "We have a long history of combating sexual violence", said Ramirez, who says her organization wanted to send a message to women in the entertainment industry that they stand with them. King is also the founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Stone, who is up for a Globe for her portrayal of Ms. King in the film "Battle of the Sexes". Sarandon will be bringing along Rosa Clemente, who has campaigned for voter engagement among youth of color, third party politics, United States political prisoners, the rights of Puerto Rico to become an independent nation, and media justice.

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