Sheryl Lee Ralph Teams Up With Kamala Harris To Stop Ongoing Threats To Women’s Freedom

by Grace Somes
Sheryl Lee Ralph and Kamala Harris

Sheryl Lee Ralph and Kamala Harris join forces to safeguard women’s freedom.

Sheryl Lee Ralph, renowned for her role in Abbott Elementary, shares a deep personal connection with the vice president. Their bond extends beyond politics; they even embarked on a journey to Ghana together last year. 

Idris Elba and Sheryl Lee Ralph join Vice President Kamala Harris at a community recording studio in Ghana on March 27, 2023.

This time, the two powerhouses in their respective fields are reuniting for a cause near both of their hearts.

On Wednesday, May 8, Vice President Kamala Harris and actress Sheryl Lee Ralph will make an official campaign stop in Pennsylvania to enrage voters about the continued threats to women’s liberties.

The two met at a Philadelphia mobilization event during Harris’ 2020 vice presidential campaign and will be reunited. 

Ralph became only the second Black woman to win an Emmy in her category in 2022, and the first since 1987, for her supporting role in Abbott Elementary. The actress later revealed that Harris had called her to congratulate her.

“She called, and I had to say, ‘We did it, Kamala. We did it. It was great,” Ralph told The Hollywood Reporter.

Ralph’s career may be most associated with the older generation, debuting in the 1977 film A Piece of the Action. And if you’re a millennial—especially a Black girl—your earliest impression of Ralph might be from her role as Dee Mitchell in the groundbreaking UPN series Moesha, which ran from 1996 to 2001.

In addition to her acting profession, Ralph has been vocal about several issues that are important to her, such as reproductive freedom and abortion rights. She is married to state Senator Vincent Hughes of Pennsylvania.

Ralph has always felt that the arts can change people, and she has used her celebrity to connect with and support her community.

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