Meryl Streep flashes a smile as she arrives via Amtrak and gets ready to attend a White House fundraiser on Tuesday (October 11) in Washington, D.C.
The 67-year-old Florence Foster Jenkins actress recently appeared in a CNN documentary called We Will Rise to discuss her work with First Lady Michelle Obama‘s Let Girls Learn initiative.
The two traveled over the summer to spread awareness about women’s rights and equality.
“What brings me here is this issue of equality for women and girls,” Meryl said in a clip from the documentary while she visited Morocco with Michelle and her daughters Sasha and Malia Obama. “What brings me here is my grandmother. She had three children before 1920 so she couldn’t vote.”
“She would have to go to the golf course and find my grandfather on the ninth hole and hand him a piece of paper on the day of the school board election with the names written out,” Meryl went on. “And he didn’t care anything about that, but she wasn’t deemed capable of making that decision under law. It’s an issue shared across cultures.”
“I’m interested in these girls and their aspirations and how things have changed for their mothers, their grandmothers, how they will change for the daughters of these girls,” she added.
Watch the clip below!