The congresswoman announced the winner with actress Tracee Ellis Ross.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Ca.) was greeted with a standing ovation when she walked onstage at the MTV Movie & TV Awards on Sunday.
The congresswoman ― who has drummed up strong support among millennials over the past few months for her activism ― was introduced by actress Tracee Ellis Ross, who took a moment to thank Waters for speaking out against hate in America.
“Thank you for your work, thank you for your voice and how you use it and thank you for being an extraordinary example for all of us, especially in these times,” Ross said as she stood beside Waters onstage.
Together, Ross and Waters presented the night’s Best Fight Against the System award, with the politician reminding the audience that everyone has a role in making society better.
“Artists, actors, singers and citizens have a unique opportunity, the ability…