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Meryl Streep Urges Congress to Revive the Equal Rights Amendment

Meryl Streep has reportedly written a letter to each member of congress urging them to reinstate the now defunct Equal Rights Amendment.

“I am writing to ask you to stand up for equality — for your mother, your daughter, your sister, your wife or yourself – by actively supporting the Equal Rights Amendment,” the 66-year-old actress wrote. “A whole new generation of women and girls are talking about equality — equal pay, equal protection from sexual assault, equal rights.”

In addition to the letter, Meryl also sent a copy of “Equal Means Equal,” a book by ERA Coalition president Jessica Neuwirth.

The amendment was originally instated in 1972, but did not last more than a few years. The original amendment states, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”

Carey Mulligan & Meryl Streep Fight for Women's Rights in 'Suffragette' Trailer - Watch Now!

Carey Mulligan breaks down into tears in the first trailer for her film Suffragette.

The story takes on the struggle for women’s suffrage in early 20th-century Great Britain. Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter also star in the film.

The movie will get a limited release on October 23, with a wide release expected nationwide by Thanksgiving.

Suffragette has also just been selected to open the 2015 London Film Festival, which will take place later this year! The full schedule for the festival will be released on September 1.

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Meryl Streep Channels Female Rockstar in 'Ricki & the Flash' Poster & Trailer - Watch Now!

Check out Meryl Streep transforming into a rockstar in the brand new poster for her upcoming film Ricki And The Flash!

The 65-year-old actress takes on the role of “Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom.” Watch the trailer below!

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Meryl is joined in the film by her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer, Rick Springfield, Kevin Kline, and Audra McDonald.

Mark your calendars, Ricki And The Flash hits theaters on Friday, August 7. We can’t wait!

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Meryl Streep – ‘Ricki And The Flash’ Trailer

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Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep & Daughter Mamie Gummer Represent Powerful Ladies at Women In World Summit 2015!

Freida Pinto is chic and sophisticated while attending the 2015 Women In World Summit held at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on Wednesday (April 22) in New York City.

The 30-year-old actress was joined by Meryl Streep and her daughter Mamie Gummer, Robin Wright and her fiance Ben Foster, Thandie Newton, and journalist, author and founder of Women in the World, Tina Brown.

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The three-day summit sees industry icons, movie stars, and CEOs convene with artists, rebels, peacemakers and activists to speak about struggles and triumphs of women and girls around the globe.

FYI: Freida is wearing a Monique Lhuillier white suit and J Brand black cami.

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Carey Mulligan & Meryl Streep Fight for Women's Rights in 'Suffragette' Teaser - Watch Now!

Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts pose for photos at the Far From The Madding Crowd premiere held at BFI Southbank on Wednesday (April 15) in London, England.

The stars were joined by their co-star Jessica Barden as well.

The teaser trailer for Carey‘s new film Suffragette was just released and also features Meryl Streep! The film follows the plight of women in England as they train and gain the right to vote. Check out the teaser below!


Meryl Streep & Carey Mulligan – Suffragette Teaser

FYI: Carey is wearing Dior Haute Couture.

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Dakota Fanning, Freida Pinto, & Meryl Streep Support 'India's Daughter' Doc at New York Screening!

Dakota Fanning, Freida Pinto, and Meryl Streep strike a pose as they arrive at the screening for India’s Daughter held at the Baruch College on Monday (March 9) in New York City.

The three ladies got together to light about a dozen candles honoring the documentary, which is about a medical student who died in India after being gang-raped on a bus in 2012.

“Tonight we light these candles to honor the value and the work of Jyoti Singh‘s short, promising life,” Meryl said at the event (via ChicagoTribune). “She was India’s daughter. Tonight she’s our daughter too.”

“Ultimately, this is a film that needs to go out. This is not a shame-India documentary,” Freida continued. “This is not just an India problem; this is a problem that inflicts almost every country in the world. There’s not a single country in 2015 that is free of sexual violence against women.”

Also pictured: Dakota spotted chatting on her cellphone while out and about in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City.

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Meryl Streep Sings Brand New Song 'She’ll Be Back' in 'Into The Woods' Bonus Clip - Watch Here!

Meryl Streep strikes a fierce pose at the photo call and press conference for her latest flick Into the Woods held at The Riz Carlton on Thursday (March 5) in Tokyo, Japan.

The 65-year-old actress was joined on the red carpet by her co-star Lilla Crawford.

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Director Rob Marshall recently debuted a brand new clip of a scene that was cut from the final film featuring Meryl singing “She’ll Be Back,” which will be included on the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release – Check it out below!

FYI: Lilla is wearing a Giulietta dress.


Meryl Streep – ‘She’ll Be Back’ from ‘Into The Woods’

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