Fran Drescher to Run for SAG-AFTRA President as Gabrielle Carteris Won’t Seek Another Term

Fran Drescher to Run for SAG-AFTRA President as Gabrielle Carteris Won’t Seek Another Term
Fran Drescher is preparing to run for president of SAG-AFTRA now that Gabrielle Carteris has decided not to seek reelection for a third term.

The actor, known for starring in “The Nanny” and her work in many other TV series and movies, is running on a similar platform as Carteris through Unite for Strength, the faction that has held the top leadership post at SAG-AFTRA since 2009, with support from the like-minded New York-based SAG group Usan.

“I’m honored to have been asked to run,” Drescher said in a statement. “I hope to apply my experience as the president of the Cancer Schmancer Movement and my success on Capitol Hill and as a Public Diplomacy Envoy for uniting our union, increasing member benefits and giving our 160K-strong membership a more significant presence on the national landscape.”

News of Drescher’s planned run was first reported by Deadline. Anthony Rapp (“Star Trek: Discovery
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