Being a well-known celebrity comes with a lot of power. You have millions of fans and followers across the entire world and a platform that influences many. And while some stars chose to remain relatively quiet in terms of social issues on their platforms, others use their massive following to speak up about important causes. Being a celebrity doesn’t have to be just that- you can be a friend, a mother, a spouse, and even an activist. These are all the celebrities who use their social platforms to encourage their followers to fight for change in the nation:

America Ferrera
America Ferrera is definitely no stranger to social activism. In addition to being an actress and author, she is also the founder of Harness, a nonprofit started by her and her husband that gives artists the chance to make a political impact. She is also an advocate for Families Belong Together, a campaign that reunites children separated from their families.

Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon helped to create the Time’s Up initiative, a movement against sexual harassment. The movement was started by various Hollywood figures, including Witherspoon, and was created in response to #MeToo.

Shailene Woodley
Shailene Woodley has been a dedicated environmentalist for quite a while and was even arrested at a protest against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota back in 2016. She often uses her social platforms to speak up about sustainability.

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is not afraid to speak up about her own beliefs and use her platform as a way to influence others. She is an LGBTQ advocate and started the Born This Way foundation in 2012, which encourages kindness. She has also opened up about her own mental health struggles many times.

Beyoncé never fails us with her unwavering dedication to various social causes, including the Black Lives Matter movement. She vocalizes her political opinions and encourages others to vote Democratic. She has also given multiple speeches about Black Lives Matter and the issue of racism in the country.