In addition to supporting Hillary, Washington is also an outspoken activist. In late October, she took to Twitter to thank fans for their support following the birth of her second child and to talk about an issue very close to her heart.
“The loss of #DeborahDanner has rattled my core,” she wrote. “Not only becuz of painful truth that we must continue to affirm that #BlackLivesMatter but also becuz #DeborahDanner was killed in the community where I was raised. Community filled w/ people I know & love. So when I #sayhername my heart aches. For lives lost and for the lives we must protect. For the humanity we must work to illuminate and preserve and affirm. #BLM.”