Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon announced her run for the New York gubernatorial race. Her announcement comes after much speculation about her ongoing activities as an activist. She will be challenging Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the state's Democratic primary in the September race. But her declaration says more than just announce her candidacy.
"I've never lived anywhere else, but something has to change. We want our government to work again, on health care, ending mass incarceration, fixing our broken subway. We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us. It can't just be business as usual anymore,” she said in her candidacy announcement video. The Sex and the City actress already has a pro team to back her candidacy who are working to help further her campaign.
Nixon is part of Hollywood celebrities who signed up for an alternative event to President Donald Trump's first State of the Union speech called the People's State of the Union. "Our democracy is under attack, and we Americans need to cherish and to fight for it," she had said during her speech at the event held earlier in the year.
Her move comes at a time when Hollywood seems to be fast moving for power roles across the globe like American Suits actress Meghan Markle who will be entering a powerful public role after her wedding to Prince Harry. Earlier in the year, Oprah Winfrey’s powerful speech at the Golden Globes convinced almost the whole of America that she be a presidential candidate at the 2020 elections. While she has denied any such aspiration, Americans still dream on. Joining Nixon in the political life will be Law & Order: SVU actress Diane Neal. She too announced her run for Congress in February this year. Their race comes after stars like Ronald Raegan, Clint Eastwood and Arnold Schwarzenegger had also run for office.
With these cinematic faces eying for power roles, ‘the jig is up’.