Mary McCormack talks gender violence

Nov 23, 2010 at 1:37 p.m. ET

Mary McCormack stars in the USA Network smash In Plain Sight and has joined a legion of USA characters in calling for the end to violence and prejudice. In a new PSA that SheKnows has exclusively, McCormack specifically calls for an end to gender violence.

For everyone that visits the site, $1 will be donated to the cause. USA's Characters Unite campaign began in 2009 and the program was such a smash, the network brought it back for 2010. Across all of USA Network's characters, from the stars of Psych and White Collar to McCormack from In Plain Sight, each star has issued a pledge hoping to inspire the nation.

Mary McCormack

"As a character of the USA, I pledge to stand against intolerance, prejudice, discrimination and hate, and to promote greater understanding and acceptance. I believe life is richer and we are stronger as a country when we see beyond stereotypes and appreciate each other for the characters we are. After all, characters are what makes us, USA."

The pledge against intolerance, prejudice and discrimination can be signed here.

SheKnows is featuring an exclusive video clip from McCormack which hits home about the need for your participation in this campaign. USA is also asking that SheKnows readers take to Facebook and Twitter to spread the word so that one day, all hate and discrimination can be a thing of the past.

On November 29, the USA Network will be taken over by the Characters Unite initiative, so stay tuned for more details as the day approaches. The Characters Unite campaign runs for an entire month, so each day is a new opportunity to spread the word.

Besides McCormack's call for justice, other USA characters have recorded PSAs on specific issues including bullying, hate crimes and gender equality.

Visit the Characters Unite pages on Facebook and Twitter to take action!

Exclusive Mary McCormack PSA