Actress Cynthia Nixon will avoid eating for 48 hours as a part of an anti-Israel protest.
The former co-star in the popular HBO comedy “Sex and the City,” is joined in the hunger strike by state representatives from across the country, including Delaware State Rep. Madinah Wilson-Anton, New York Rep. Zohran Mamdani, Oklahoma Rep. Mauree Turner, Virginia Rep. Sam Rasoul, and Michigan Rep. Abraham Aiyash. Unnamed religious activists will also participate.
At a press conference in front of the White House on Monday, Nixon said of Palestinian civilian casualties in the Gaza Strip that “none of this is normal. None of this is routine, and none of this can be allowed to continue.”
Wilson-Anton said she hoped that the hunger strike would “bring attention to the fact that the U.S. government, our president and our congressional leaders are funding this policy of starvation.”
Others in the group will avoid eating for as many as five days.
Nixon previously ran for New York governor in 2018. She has advocated for political causes since at least 2011 with a focus on LGBTQ rights issues.