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13 Aug 2020YAHOO.com
On her Instagram
Vote them in and then let’s hold them accountable. Anything other than that is insanity. It’s ego. It’s against our own interests. It’s selfish. It’s disrespectful to our elders. It’s nonsense. It’s talking to hear yourself talk. This is a matter of life or death. We need all our energy focused. This is a fight for more than can be expressed here. There is no debate anymore. Not for me anyway. #voteblue2020.
12 Jan 2017VANITYFAIR.com
In an interview with Vanity Fair, talking about Donald Trump's election
It’s a different era of ineptitude and audacity and misogyny and ignorance that we haven’t experienced, I don’t think. But it’s not as if we haven’t been in times before where we have presidents who’ve gone in and done damage to the very freedoms that forward-thinking people have fought for. It’s not as if we’ve not stood on the edge of a time like this before. This is super-sized, like times 10. . . It’s happening, so the question is: Now what? My answer is not, ‘Well, give him a chance, see how it goes.’ My answer is not, ‘Let’s just support and wait ’til another four years goes by.’ My answer is to resist.
Advocates Against Sexism
8 Oct 2015EW.com
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, talking about the recent selection of author Seth Grahame-Smith — who has zero prior feature directing experience — to direct the new The Flash movie
You mean to tell me that there are no women who might have already made a film who might have been worth talking to for The Flash. You’re a major studio saying, It doesn’t matter if you have experience or not, we still want him. I don’t know that guy, and he’s probably the greatest guy, but as a woman filmmaker, I have to think, what does that say about that choice? It’s always the young, cool hipster white guy. Always.
Advocates Racial Equality
15 Jun 2011ARRAYNOW.com
Ava DuVernay founded Array Alliance, which seeks to support Black artists, people of color and women in filmmaking.