MARG THE ACTIVIST
Marg has always had very strong opinions when it comes to causes that she supports. According to then husband Alan Rosenberg, however, she has not always been very vocal about those opinions: “Margi is very political, but she’s not usually what I would call an activist. Or put it this way: She’s much less likely than I am to put her foot in her mouth.”
Her activist spirit seems to have come to life of late and she has taken a very active role in fighting for what she believes. In fact, she has become so much of an activist that in 2004, she and husband Alan were both awarded the Torch of Liberty Award by the ACLU of Southern California in 2004. This award was created to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of civil liberties.
Events that Marg has participated in include:
• Speaking at a rally in 2003 supporting a ballot measure for public school funding
• Joining the striking members of the Writers Guild on the picket line in 2007
• Marg also showed her support for the picketing writers outside the headquarters of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers by helping to put the AMPTP under arrest. After reciting a mock “indictment” of the studios, she led a charge, wrapping the AMPTP building in yellow crime scene tape.
• In 2006, Marg joined the “Women’s Voices, Women Vote” PSA campaign that encourages women to show their strength in numbers at the polls.
She strongly believes in the importance of everyone, especially women, making their voices heard by voting: She told George Stephanopoulos on ‘This Week’: “I think the women’s vote is very important. I think the fact that there was 20 million women, single women, in the last election that didn’t vote– When I heard that figure, I was kind of saddened by it, actually. … Women had to fight for their right to vote, and there were so many of us that didn’t. I did. But, so it made me wonder why. And I guess I’m hearing that women felt that their vote doesn’t matter; they feel somewhat powerless in the situation. But if this group of women were to be hopefully inspired by these ads and to actually make it to the voting booth, they could really make a difference in the election results. …”
*In 2016, Marg was a big supporter of Hillary Rodham Clinton during her bid to become our first female President. Marg was such a huge supporter of Hillary that she even traveled back to Nebraska to campaign for her there and to go out canvassing. Here she is at work: