Laverne Cox is calling for clean drinking water in Flint, Michigan.
Cox, who has been a strong advocate for the LGBTQ community, once again used her celebrity status to as a platform to send a message. While walking the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday night, she made a point to address the Flint water crisis.
“United States people should have clean drinking water,” she told E! News.
The community of Flint have been without clean drinking water since mid-2015, causing the issue to escalate into a state of emergency after a number of children suffered lead poisoning from drinking water.
“I wish I could do more,” added Cox on the carpet. “There’s so much going that I do what I can, but acting’s my day job so I have to take care of that first.”
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The actress stunned in a deep red Atelier Prabal Gurung chiffon gown with Stuart Weitzman heels. She wore her hair down for the night and accessorized her look with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
Cox is up for an outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series award for her hit Netflix series, Orange Is the New Black.