Celebvocate: Geena Davis in D.C. to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women
Day after day, Hollywood's most earnest stars beat a path to the nation's capital on a mission to enlighten. Thursday's preacher: Geena Davis
Setting: Dirksen Senate Office Building
Cause: The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), an international agreement that affirms the equality and human rights of women.
Bona fides: An Oscar and a Golden Globe. Founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Played the Played the first female POTUS in the ABC series "Commander in Chief."
Wingmen: Senators Dick Durbin and Arlen Specter.
What she wants: For the United States to ratify CEDAW. We're apparently one of only seven countries that hasn't, along with Iran, Somalia, and Sudan.
How she looked: Really, really tall -- after all these years, still surprising how tall she is, reports our colleague Aaron Leitko. Charcoal-colored suit, white shirt, giant hoop earrings.
Quote: "As we've already pointed out, I was the first woman President of the United States. So, I have some authority on this issue."
Who we passed up for her: Jennifer Garner testifying before a Senate committee on child welfare.
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| November 19, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
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