As we all learned in 10th grade history class, after you win a certain amount of Oscars, you basically get to be a senator.

Meryl Streep, U.S. Senator for Amazingness, Badass party. (via Getty)

Meryl Streep is taking advantage of her general power in society to take political action. According to the Associated Press, Streep sent a letter to every member of Congress asking them to revive the Equal Rights Amendment, the long dead proposal that would make the Constitution cover equality based on sex.

"I am writing to ask you to stand up for equality—for your mother, your daughter, your sister, your wife or yourself—by actively supporting the Equal Rights Amendment," Streep writes. Each packet includes a copy of "Equal Means Equal," a book by Jessica Neuwirth, president of the ERA Coalition.
Sources: h/t Jezebel