Susan Sarandon is an American actress. She is an Academy Award and BAFTA Award winner who is also known for her social and political activism for a variety of causes. She was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1999 and received the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award in 2006.
She has also been, for many years, a highly-knowledgeable and very outspoken advocate on many issues and fronts pushing for social, environmental and economic change.
Back in March of 2016, in an interview on All In with Chris Hayes, Hayes inquired as to whether she thought it would be dangerous to allow Trump to become president (?), to which she replied:
“If you think that it’s pragmatic to shore up the status quo right now, then you’re not in touch with the status quo”.
Chase recently caught up with Susan Sarandon again and she generously took out a few minutes of her busy schedule to respond to a few questions.
We hope you enjoy her responses below!
Iron Eyes: Would you mind briefly sharing something about why you support Iron Eyes for Congress?
Susan: Shailene Woodley brought me up to speed on the work Iron Eyes has been doing to advocate for Native American civil rights and his work on the Lakota People’s Law Project.
When I met [Chase] I could see that his is an authentic and articulate voice for Native American people. We need that voice in Congress. We need his perspective. We need to be educated as to how our policies are affecting Native Americans living on and off reservations.
Iron Eyes: Thank you. How did you become involved in the Bernie Sanders movement and how do we move on from here to keep progressive values growing in our Country?
Susan: I volunteered to help Senator Sanders as soon as he announced he would run because his consistency on human rights and sane economic policy needed to continue into this election cycle. Seeing the depth and passion of those millions of Americans responding to his message gave me hope and faith that this country could once again belong to the people. He has ignited a flame which continues to burn. He has shown us our power and now we must continue our commitment to our children’s future by supporting candidates like Iron Eyes.
Iron Eyes: Thank you again. What are you working on right now that youre enjoying outside of politics?
Then in the fall I will be doing a series about Bette Davis and Joan Crawford’s Feud with Jessica Lange.
Most important, I’ll become a grandmother for the second time when my daughter Eva has her second baby.
Iron Eyes: We understand you’re extremely busy and really appreciate your taking a moment to answer a couple of questions. We’re certain your movie and series will be successes and congratulations on becoming a second-time grandmother! Please send my best wishes and best wishes from all of Team Iron Eyes to Eva.