Activist Joe Madison Enters Second Month of Hunger Strike for Voting Rights

 Joe Madison made a statement recommitting to his hunger strike and calling for Senate leadership to set a deadline on action. The statement is below.

“Today is the 31st day of my hunger strike for voting rights. I have experienced several physical changes as part of this action, not least of which is that I have lost 23 pounds in the last month. But I have vowed to abstain from solid food until the Senate reforms the filibuster, or passes the Freedom To Vote Act or the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. This morning, I am recommitting to my effort.

Additionally, today I am calling on the leaders in Congress to describe their strategy for passing these bills. We know that the Senate can carve out the filibuster rule, which they just did for the debt limit. The right to vote is a non-partisan issue, and our democracy can’t wait. The United States Senate must pass these bills before the end of the year so they can take effect before the midterms in 2022.

Senators can consider this a Christmas present to the American people. And President Biden can sign the bill into law on Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday.

Since the 2020 election, state legislatures across the country introduced at least 425 bills that would restrict voting rights. And dozens of these bills became law. Our people sacrificed much more than I have to gain our right to vote. We need to come together and take action now to protect that right before it is taken away.

The Senate has to act, and we all must come together to demand that action.

Just as food is essential to sustain life, the right to vote is necessary to sustain democracy.”

Joe Madison

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iPOP Alumni Madison Wolfe Returns to Screen for James Wan’s Malignant

 iPOP Alumni Madison Wolfe returned to screen this month for James Wan’s “Malignant.” The film from the acclaimed horror genre director Wan debuted on HBO Max and select theaters on September 10. Along with Madison Wolfe, the film also stars Annabelle Wallis, George Young, and Jake Abel.

In the film, Madison (Wallis) is paralyzed by shocking visions. Her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are, in fact, terrifying realities. Madison Wolfe plays the role of “Young Serena” in the film, an essential character in the storyline and premise.

“Malignant” serves as Madison Wolfe’s second project with James Wan. The director’s sequel to “The Conjuring,” “The Conjuring 2,” was Madison’s first significant film role. Before the film’s release, Madison had recurring roles on several hit series, including “True Detective” and “Astronaut Wives Club.” In addition to her most recent role in “Malignant.” She will next be seen in “They Whisper,” “The Man in the White Van,” “Growing Up Gorman,” and “Paulie Go!.”

It was after attending iPOP LA that Madison Wolfe found success in Hollywood. Connecting with top industry professionals, Madison has gone on to appear in numerous film and TV products.

“Malignant” can be streamed now through October 10 on HBO Max and is in theaters everywhere.

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