The stereotype of the Hollywood activist is that they'll step up for international humanitarian causes but it's tough to get interest when it comes to their own backyard.
This week one issue did strike a chord: a city of Los Angeles ban on supermarket plastic bags. Environment California, which had lobbied for the measure, signed on some four dozen or so industry figures in support, including Eva Longoria and Rosario Dawson who were among those who lobbied. Spokesman Marshall Wright said that it received more show biz attention "than anything I have worked on" in the three years he has been with the org.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus spoke in support of the ban during the City Council's public comment period on Wednesday. "What is hideously ugly, gigantically dangerous, and outrageously expensive and yet we still use it every single day in Los Angeles? No, it is not the 405. It is plastic bags," she said, per LAObserved.
Louis-Dreyfus did run out of time, and was cut off by Council President Herb Wesson, but the ban was passed shortly thereafter.
The issue has resonance in the entertainment community. Environment California is pursuing a statewide ban, something that a number of activists sought in 2010 but came up short. Back then, Jeremy Irons narrated a mock documentary for the cause.