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Meryl Streep is one of only six actors to have won three or more competitive Academy Awards for acting Streep is the spokesperson for the National Women's History Museum, to which she has donated a significant amount of money and hosted numerous events. On October 4, 2012, Streep donated $1 million to The Public Theater in honor of both its late founder, Joseph Papp, and her friend, the author Nora Ephron She also supports Gucci's "Chime For Change" campaign that aims to spread female empowerment. In 2015, Streep signed an open letter for which the One Campaign had been collecting signatures; the letter was addressed to Angela Merkel andNkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, urging them to focus on women as they serve as the head of the G7 in Germany and the AU in South Africa respectively. Also in 2015, Streep sent each member of the U.S. Congress a letter supporting the Equal Rights Amendment.
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