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Page 43 of 77 | Spring 2019 | SAG-AFTRA 41 Above, We Stand United: Many of the union's highest- profile members have signed a statement of support. Ads like this ran in The Wall Street Journal, Adweek, Ad Age, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. Right, in an act of support for the BBH strike, members across the country took photos and video at landmarks specific to their region and held #StrikeBBH signs and letters. SAG-AFTRA and urge BBH to support union actors in a 30-second video. Other actors, such as Jazmyn Simon of HBO's Ballers and Dulé Hill of Psych and The West Wing, also filmed videos with personal stories about how union commercial work helped launch their careers. On Feb. 12, some of SAG-AFTRA's best- known performers, including Tom Hanks, Rami Malek and Octavia Spencer, added their names to a statement of support that appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Adweek, Ad Age, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. Since then, the list has grown to include the names of thousands of members nationwide. Protest efforts have also escalated. On March 1–3, Damon and Austin led L.A. Local members and leadership in a picket line outside of a Brentwood residential neighborhood where a BBH commercial shoot was taking place. "This is now BBH's new normal until they honor their contract," said Carteris. "Moving forward, they can expect our presence at their commercial shoots. We want them to know that we see you. I've said it before and I'll say it again: SAG-AFTRA's not going anywhere." Visit to join the fight. Honolulu Boston Portland

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