- The Washington Times - Monday, January 29, 2018

Jennifer Lawrence, one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses and a vocal critic of President Trump, made a surprise appearance at an Ohio high school to teach a government class about fixing corruption in America’s electoral process.

The Oscar-winning actress, 27, visited Cleveland Heights High School Thursday morning in collaboration with a group called Represent.US, which describes itself as a nonpartisan grass-roots organization aimed at passing anti-corruption laws that “stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections.”

About 30 juniors and seniors in Justin Hons’ government class participated in Thursday’s discussion led by Ms. Lawrence and Represent.US co-founder Joshua Graham Lynn.

“It was really amazing how informed Ms. Lawrence is about politics,” senior Londyn Crenshaw said in a statement. “It makes a big difference when people who are just 10 years older than us come to talk about political issues. When she said ‘this is your time,’ that really made me think. I have been involved in my community and will continue to be involved in grass-roots activism because it’s important.”

Ms. Lawrence is an outspoken liberal who routinely criticizes President Trump and his policies. Last weekend, she turned out for the anti-Trump Women’s March in Los Angeles and posted a photo of herself holding a handmade sign that read, “A Woman’s Place is in the Revolution.” Her caption read, “I stand in solidarity for Women’s rights, Equal pay, DACA, CHIP.”

In September, the “Mother!” star suggested that the devastating hurricanes in Texas and Florida were Mother Nature’s wrath for Mr. Trump becoming president. In December, she told Oprah Winfrey that she wanted to throw a drink in the president’s face.

“I think [I want to meet him],” she said at the time. “I’ve got a pretty good speech. And it ends with a martini to the face. I have something to say for all of them. I watch different characters on the news, and I’m like, ‘You just wait.’”


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