Plenty of celebrities showed up on the ACLU’s online telethon Friday to solicit donations to the organization. Tom Hanks did some bits. Tituss Burgess performed an original song. Tina Fey, however, made a specific plea to the white women who voted for Trump. Not for money, exactly. Instead, she urged the college-educated contingent in that demographic not to turn away from what they hath wrought. “The thing that I kind of keep focusing on is the idea that we sort of need to hold the edges,” she said as she was interviewing ACLU lawyers Louise Melling and Donna Lieberman. “A lot of this election was turned by white, college-educated women who now would maybe like to forget about this election and go back to watching HGTV, and I would want to urge them to like, you can’t look away. Because it doesn’t affect you this minute, but it’s going to affect you eventually.”
She later added: “I personally will make my own pledge as a college-educated white woman to not look away and to not pretend that things that are happening now won’t eventually affect me if we don’t put a stop to it.” Overall, 53 percent of white women who voted in the 2016 election cast their ballots for Trump; 45 percent of college-educated white women who voted did so for Trump as well.