These 4 Jewish Comedians Are Backing #NoBillNoBreak Anti-Gun Push
As more than half of the Jewish members of the House participated in a sit-in protest of the Senate’s failure to pass gun control measures, celebrities took to social media to voice support for the cause.
Amy Schumer urged her followers to support the sit-in, which was trending on Twitter under the hashtag #NoBillNoBreak.
In a conversation with Politico, she invoked the shooting attack in Orlando, Florida, which left 49 dead. “I am sickened by the cowardice of these people who are supposed to lead us. In November, we will remember who stood with the gun lobby, rather than their constituents, as we mourned for Orlando.”
NOW: Dozens of House champs stage historic sit-in on House floor to demand a vote on gun safety. text DEMAND ACTION to 644-33 to support
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) June 22, 2016
On Twitter, comedian Sarah Silverman called the sit-in, which was also trending under the hashtag #NoBillNoBreak, “rad civil disobedience.”
Rad civil disobedience by the reps that are actually repping US https://t.co/JRsaI8NGYZ
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) June 22, 2016
Abbi Jacobson, who stars in comedy hit “Broad City,” shared a tweet by Everytown, a movement that seeks to end gun violence.
“Get in trouble. Good trouble, necessary trouble.” @RepJohnLewis is a hero. #NoBillNoBreak pic.twitter.com/PA6DgNngSd
— Everytown (@Everytown) June 22, 2016
Her co-star, Ilana Glazer, called one of the sit-in leaders, Democratic Rep. John Lewis a “hero.”
check this hero out #NoBillNoBreak https://t.co/RCyX5wRQYo
— ilana glazer (@ilazer) June 22, 2016
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