By Adam S. Levy For Dailymail.com
Kerry Washington appeared on a Civic Responsibility panel Thursday in Washington, D.C. at the Eaton DC hotel, where the focus was on increasing voter turnout.
‘I am so inspired by this morning’s conversation with Scott Mills, Craig E. Samitt, and Susan Goss Brown about the importance of #CivicResponsibility,’ the 42-year-old star said in an Instagram post. ‘Thank you @aspillane and @sofiargross for your research and @HarvardAsh for this event. #WeMatter.’
Washington, who portrayed Olivia Pope on the political drama Scandal, wore her locks in braids with a flawless makeup job and dangling earrings.
Out and about: Kerry Washington, 42, appeared on a Civic Responsibility panel in Washington, D.C. at the Eaton DC hotel, where the focus was increasing voter turnout
Kerry, who has two children with husband Nnamdi Asomugha, 37 – daughter Isabelle, five, and son Caleb, two, wore a Southwestern styled blazer over a white top with blue jeans, and posed for pictures with fellow attendees at the function.
The A-list actress has engaged in activism on a number of fronts, lending her name and efforts to organizations such as GLAAD, GLSEN, and the Creative Coalition.
The Bronx-born beauty has been outspoken in favor of political candidates in the past, as she supported former President Barack Obama, giving a speech in his support at the 2012 Democratic National Convention; and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her 2016 presidential campaign.
Washington has past been critical of President Donald Trump: In October 2017, two months after Trump declared there were ‘some very fine people on both sides’ of the riot in Charlottesville, Virginia – which included white supremacists – Washington said that ‘we are living through a horrific dream.’
Stunning: Washington, who portrayed Olivia Pope on the political drama Scandal, wore her locks in braids with a flawless makeup job and dangling earrings
Powerful: The A-list actress has engaged in activism on a number of fronts over the year, lending her name and efforts to organizations such as GLAAD, GLSEN and the Creative Coalition
Appearing at the GLSEN Respect Awards in Beverly Hills, the actress said ‘the flames of terror and exclusion are being ignited by some of our most powerful leaders,’ adding that ‘these people who have been entrusted with the protection of our rights, the rights of all of us, of we the people, have chosen instead to traffic in hate.’
At the event, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Washington drew a contrast between Obama’s White House and Trump’s, without event mentioning the latter by name.
‘We’ve gone from a White House lit in all the colors of pride,’ she said, ‘to a White House that literally preaches division and discrimination.’
Happy: The actress smiled and waves to the crowd at the gathering
Hollywood glam: Attendees took images and videos of the Tinseltown stunner at the event